University of Tennessee

Ramon DeGennaro

Department: Finance

Title: HCB Professor of Banking and Finance


The Ohio State University, Ph.D. Finance and Economics

423 Stokely Management Center

Ramon P. DeGennaro is the Haslam College of Business Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Tennessee. He previously served as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, as the Tennessee Bankers Association Scholar, and as a William B. Stokely Scholar at Tennessee. Before joining the university, he was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and he also served as the Reading Specialist at Mayfield High School in Mayfield, Ohio. His current research involves financial markets and institutions, financial regulation, small-firm finance, and public policy. Professor DeGennaro has published more than 45 refereed articles on financial market volatility, small firm finance, the term structure of interest rates, financial institutions, prediction markets, and investments. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Financial Services Research, Financial Management, European Financial Management, The Financial Review, Managerial and Decision Economics, The Economic Review, The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics Letters, The International Journal of Finance, The Review of Black Political Economy, The Journal of Sports Economics, Studies in Economics and Finance, The International Journal of Business, Pensions, Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Financial Transformation, Journal of Structured Finance, Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, The Journal of Private Enterprise, and The Journal of Portfolio Management. His other publications include research reports, book chapters, book reviews and several Federal Reserve publications. He is a former or current Associate Editor or member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Financial Research, the International Journal of Business, the Journal of Private Enterprise, Research in International Business and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economic Policy. He is also a former member of the Academic Board of Directors of the Midwest Finance Association. His paper with Thomas P. Boehm was honored as the Best Empirical Paper at the 2007 meetings of the Southern Finance Association. His research was featured in the cover story of the Fall 2009 issue of Quest, the University of Tennessee’s Research publication, and in the Wall Street Journal. He speaks frequently at conferences, civic groups, business meetings, and spoke at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution during the summers of 2011 and 2012 as an invited lecturer.

Professor DeGennaro has served as Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for the American Institute for Economic Research, and has presented original research at dozens of professional conferences in North America and abroad. He is the author of How the Stock Market Works, a series of 18 lectures produced by The Teaching Company for its world-renowned Great Courses Series, with sales over almost $1,500,000”, and International Economic Institutions: Globalism Vs. Nationalism, a 24-lecture series with sales of nearly $400,000. He has also served on the Program Committees of several professional organizations. He is the recipient of seven Scholarly Research Grant Program Awards, The Greene County Bank Summer Faculty Research Award, eleven Finance Department Summer Faculty Research Awards, a Haslam Endowment Award, seven University of Tennessee Professional Development Awards, five University of Tennessee Scholarly Activities Research Incentive Fund Awards, an Olsen & Associates Research Grant, three Ball Corporation Awards, two University of Tennessee College of Business Research Grants, an Outstanding Entrepreneurship or Innovation Research Grant, a University of Tennessee Practitioner-Research-on-Teaching Award, two University of Tennessee Summer

Teaching Institute Awards, two Teaching with Technology Grants, four Institute for Humane Studies Awards, and several Exhibit, Performance, and Publication Expense Awards. He has been nominated for the Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teaching Award, the John B. Ross Outstanding Teaching Award (three times), and the College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award. He conducts extensive student outreach, hosting podcast discussion groups, book discussion groups, and Saturday Seminars. Professor DeGennaro also consults in the areas of business valuation, investments, and financial management, and is a Luminary Member of the Angel Capital Group. He advised the United States House of Representatives’ Science and Technology Subcommittee on the regulation of the U.S. financial system. Professor DeGennaro holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Ohio State University.