I am an Associate Professor in Finance at the University of Georgia, where my research focuses on municipal bonds, the opioid crisis effects on local finances, credit ratings, and real investment decisions and corporate diversification. Throughout my rollercoaster career, I have also taught banking, risk management, and economics and most of the electives in the MBA and executive MBA programs at the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Tulane University.

I received my Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. I've published papers in journals such as the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics , served as a fellow of the FDIC, and presented my papers at the NBER, American Finance Association meetings, and the Society for Financial Studies Cavalcade.
 I also co-founded and co-managed the Financial Engineering Group at BankBoston/Fleet, where I was responsible for developing models to price, hedge, and market proprietary interest rate, currency, and emerging market structured products. I presented original research at numerous industry conferences and was the highest rated speaker at credit derivative conferences and training courses in New York, London, and Hong Kong. I've consulted for money center banks on advanced topics on emerging market debt and derivatives, and also served as an expert witness in legal cases involving derivatives and corporate appropriateness.
A very long time ago, I graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a B.A. in Political Economy and a concentration in Russian, Soviet, and Eastern European Studies, and attended UCLA as a PH.D. student in Political Science.

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The Berger-Ofek Diversification Discount is Just Poor Firm Matching

John Hund, Don Monk, Sheri Tice

Critical Finance Review, vol. 13(1), 2024, pp. 1-44

The Price of Safety: The Evolution of Municipal Bond Insurance Value

Kimberly Cornaggia, John Hund, Giang Nguyen

Management Science, vol. 70(4), 2023, pp. 2330-2354

Investor Attention and Municipal Bond Returns

Kimberly Cornaggia, John Hund, Giang Nguyen

Journal of Financial Markets, vol. 60(September), 2022, pp. (lead article)

Opioid Crisis Effects On Municipal Finance

Kimberly Rodgers Cornaggia, John Hund, Giang Nguyen, Zihan Ye

Review of Financial Studies, vol. 35(4), 2022, pp. 2019-2066

Concentrating on Q and Cash Flow

Gustavo Grullon, John Hund, James Weston

Journal of Financial Intermediation, vol. 33(January), 2018 18, pp. 1-15 (lead article)

Credit Ratings Across Asset Classes: A Long-Term Perspective

Jess N. Cornaggia, Kimberly J. Cornaggia, John E. Hund

Review of Finance, vol. 21(2), 2017 Jan 28, pp. 465-509 (lead article)

Uncertainty about average profitability and the diversification discount

John Hund, Donald Monk, Donald Monk, Sheri Tice

Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 96(3), 2010 Apr 31, pp. 463-484

Liquidity and Credit Risk in Emerging Debt Markets

John Hund, David A. Lesmond

Social Science Research Network, 2008 Feb 16

Estimating systemic risk in the international financial system

Söhnke M. Bartram, Gregory W. Brown, John E. Hund

Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 86(3), 2007 Oct 30, pp. 835-869

North Padre Island, TX


John Hund

Associate Professor, University of Georgia


Department of Finance

University of Georgia


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