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Two papers co-authored by Harris presented at Financial Management Association meeting

Assistant Professor Chris Harris co-authored two papers that were presented in the meeting’s “Trade Credit” session.

Chris Harris, assistant professor of finance in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, co-authored two papers that were presented at the 2017 Financial Management Association meeting held Oct. 11-14 in Boston.

Assistant Professor of Finance Chris Harris

Harris presented the paper, “Exploring the Decline in Trade Credit Investment,” which he co-authored with Scott Roark, assistant professor at Boise State University. In this paper, the authors explore the current state and implications of trade credit use by U.S. firms. This paper is forthcoming in the Managerial Finance journal.

Harris’ second paper, “Securitization, Trade Credit and the Nature of Goods,” was presented by his co-author, Donna Dudney, associate dean of undergraduate curriculum and programs and associate professor of finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this paper, the authors examine whether non-financial firms use securitization as a tool to increase trade credit.

Both papers were presented in a session titled “Trade Credit.”

Harris’ main research interests are in working capital management and capital structure.  At Elon, Harris typically teaches Principles of Finance, Advanced Managerial Finance, and Financial Planning.  Additionally, he runs financial literacy programs with Elon’s Odyssey Scholars and Elon Academy.

The Financial Management Association is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision-making. The association promotes the development of high-quality research that extends the frontier of financial knowledge through their extensive network of more than 3,300 members. 

Caroline Perry ,
11/2/2017 10:15 AM