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John R. Nofsinger, Ph.D.


William H. Seward Endowed Chair in International Finance

 Professor of Finance

Contact me at:

Accounting and Finance Department

College of Business & Public Policy

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508-4614


 Biology of Investing
2020 Best Book Awards: American Book Fest
Finalist in Business: Personal Finance / Investing

Goldstein Interview



See my vita.

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Recent Journal Publications

Ajit Dayanandan, Han Donker, Sudershan Kuntluru, John Nofsinger, 2020, “Share Buybacks in India,” Research in International Business and Finance, 54, DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2020.101296.

John R. Nofsinger, Fernando M. Patterson, and Corey A. Shank, 2020, “On the Physiology of Investment Biases: The Role of Cortisol and Testosterone,” Journal of Behavioral Finance, DOI: 10.1080/15427560.2020.1775600.

Fuxiu Jiang, Xinni Cai, John R. Nofsinger, and Xiaojia Zheng, 2020, “Can Reputation Concern Restrain Bad News Hoarding in Family Firms?,” Journal of Banking and Finance, 114(May), #105808.

R. Jared Delisle, Justin D. Morscheck, and John Nofsinger, 2020. “Share Repurchases and Wealth Transfer among Shareholders,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 76(May), 368-378.

 Ajit Dayanandan, Han Donker, John R. Nofsinger, and Rashmi Prasad, 2020, “Caste Primacy of Auditor Choice and Independence,” The International Journal of Accounting, 55(4), DOI:10.1142/S1094406020500171.

John R. Nofsinger, Johan Sulaeman, and Abhishek Varma, 2019, “Institutional Investors and Corporate Social Responsibility,” Journal of Corporate Finance, 58, 700-725.

Fuxiu Jiang, Xinni Cai, Zhan Jiang, and John R. Nofsinger, 2019, “Multiple large shareholders and dividends: Evidence from China,” Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 57, #101201.

John R. Nofsinger and Corey Shank, 2019, “DEEP Sleep: The Impact of Sleep on Financial Risk Taking,” Review of Financial Economics, 37, 92-105. Received a Wiley Top Download Award for the journal during January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019  

Ajit Dayanandan, Han Donker, and John Nofsinger, 2019, “The Role of Caste for Board Membership, CEO, and Interlocking,” Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 54, 29-41.

 F. Jiang, K. Kim, Yunbiao Ma, J. R. Nofsinger, and B. Shi, 2019, “Corporate Culture and Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity,” Journal of Business Ethics, 154(2), 425-439. 


Wan-Jiun Paul Chiou, Heather Knewtson, and John R. Nofsinger, 2019, “Paying Attention to Social Media,” International Review of Economics and Finance, 59, 106-119.

Below is a brief overview of my record of scholarship, which is shown in more detail in my CV. 

  • Published or in press 66 peer-reviewed (referred) journal articles in finance, accounting, management, economics, education, and psychology.

  • Authored or co-authored 11 trade books and textbooks that have been translated into 11 languages.

  • Co-edited 2 scholarly books; one on behavioral finance and the other on socially responsible finance.

  • Published 11 non-peer reviewed papers as journal articles, book chapters, monographs, etc.

  • Presented my scholarship 60+ times at universities and conferences. My co-authors have also presented our research dozens of times.

  • Collaborated with over 30 other scholars in various papers and books. These co-authors are from the fields of finance, accounting, and management.

  • Presented 50+ times at practitioner associations, practitioner conferences, businesses, and individual investor associations.

  • Ranked in the top 2% (353 of 17,691) of the most prolific authors publishing in 26 core finance journals during the operiod 1959 to 2008. (Jean L. Heck and Phillip L. Cooley, "Most Prolific Authors in the Finance Literautre: 1959-2008," March 8, 2009. Availale at SSRN:

  • Received 6,783 citations of my scholarly work according to Google Scholar, as of February, 2019.

  • Total Social Science Research Network (SSRN) citations ranks at the top 0.82%, as of March 2019 SSRN Author Report.

 ResearchGate RG Score: 26.83, February 2019

 Google Scholar: Citation indices, February 2019



Since 2014










(h-index) is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

(i10-index) is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.


My Scholarly Books

Socially Responsible Finance

Socially Responsible Finance and Investment: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists, Kent Baker and John R. Nofsinger, Editors. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., October, 2012.

Behavioral Finance: Investors, Corporations and Markets, Kent Baker and John R. Nofsinger, Editors. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.

BFVietnamese Vietnamese version


My Textbooks

"Finance: Applications & Theory," Marcia Cornett, Troy Adair, and John Nofsinger, McGraw-Hill/Irwin

 CAN 5e5e CAN 4e 4e FATCover3eSmall  3e    Cover 2 CAN 2e    First edition 

        CAN_Chinese Chinese version

"M-Finance," Marcia Cornett, Troy Adair, and John Nofsinger, McGraw-Hill/Irwin

M-Finance5e5eM4e4e  MFinance3e3e    M-Finance2e2e    First edition

"Investments: Analysis and Behavior," Mark Hirschey and John Nofsinger, McGraw-Hill/Irwin

2efirst edition

           Chinese version

"Corporate Governance" with Kenneth Kim and Derek Mohr.

3rd edition 2nd edition 1st edition

 International Version Arabic CG Arabic Version  Chinese Version Japanese VersionChinese Version


"The Psychology of Investing"

 TPI 6e 6e TPI5e 5e TPI 4ed 4e 3e 2e first edition

                   Korean version      Thai version     Japanese 1ed   Portuguese version Portuguese 2ePolish version Polish version  Japanese 3ed English but sold in China, 4ed International Version 4ed International Edition 4ed TPI_Turkish Turkish version Bulgarian Bulgarian version


My Trade Books 

Savvy pitfalls  Savvy Wealth

Savvy Investor Series

Infectious Greed: Restoring Confidence in America's Companies, with Kenneth Kim 

Investment Blunders: Of the Rich and Famous...and What You Can Learn from Them

Investment Madness: How Psychology Affects Your Investing...And What to Do About It!

             Spanish version Spanish Version