Dr. Brandon Cline is the John “Nutie” and Edie Dowdle Associate Professor of Finance and Co-Director of the Institute for Market Studies at Mississippi State University. His research focuses on insider trading, executive compensation, equity offerings, and corporate governance, and his work has been published in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, The Journal of Financial Research, and The Financial Review.
Brandon has received invitations to present his work at prestigious conferences such as the American Finance Association, and he has also received various research awards including the 2014 Wharton School-WRDS Outstanding Paper in Empirical Research, the 2012 Journal of Financial Research Outstanding Article Award, the 2010 Eastern Finance Association Outstanding Paper Award, the 2009 Eastern Finance Association Outstanding Paper Award, the 2008 Southern Finance Association’s Outstanding Paper Award in Corporate Finance, and the 2017 Mississippi State College of Business Faculty Research Award. His research has also been the subject of feature stories in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Radio, NPR’s The Hidden Brain, FoxBusiness, CNNMoney, RealClearMarkets, and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
Prior to joining Mississippi State University, Brandon taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in corporate finance and financial derivatives at Clemson University and West Virginia University. In 2006, Brandon received the Outstanding Finance Faculty Award at The University of Alabama. Brandon is a national officer for Southern Finance Association, and he has served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU since 2016.