Professor Hunter is the Serge Bonanni Professor of International Finance at the University of South Florida (USF). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (UK), where he was a Commonwealth Scholar, an MA from the University of Florida, and a BSc from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Prior to joining USF in 2001, he was employed at Bentley University and the University of the West Indies. In addition, he has taught courses for different institutions in England and Singapore.
His research, which focuses on international finance, investments, and empirical asset pricing, has been published in several top academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, and Financial Management. In addition, his research has won the Goldman Sachs Quant Award for research in Investments at the Western Finance Association conference, has been a semi-finalist for best paper awards at several academic conferences, and has been among the top 10 most frequently downloaded papers in different subfields at the Social Sciences Research Network. He has made presentations at various national and international meetings, central bank workshop, and university seminars, has reviewed articles for several peer-reviewed journals and applications to international grant funding agencies, assessed applications for tenure and promotion at different U.S. universities, and is an Associate Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Finance & Accounting. He is also actively community engaged, providing consultancy and advisory services to several entities in the United States and the Caribbean.
Patrick J. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Finance at the New Economic School in Moscow. Professor Kelly earned his Ph.D. in Finance and Master Degree in Economics from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, a visiting lecturer in the Ph.D. program at the University of Melbourne and an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida where he won awards for both his teaching and research.
He has published articles on these topics in top academic journals including the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Banking and Finance.