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Martin Named One of the Most Prolific Writers in Finance Literature

April 15, 2005

Dr. John D. Martin, professor of Finance and Carr P. Collins Chair of Finance at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, was named as one of the most prolific writers in finance literature, in the Winter 2005 issue of Journal of Finance Literature.

The study, authored by Philip L. Cooley of Trinity University and Jean L. Heck of Villanova University, identified prolific authors in academic finance journals. "Besides satisfying a natural curiosity of who the prolific authors are," said Cooley and Heck, "examination of extreme performance provides perspective on research productivity in finance, as do the reported distributional statistics. The findings help in the formation of realistic expectations about scholarly work."

Martin appears in three ranked lists in the article. He ranks 40th in the list of most prolific authors in seven leading finance journals, he ranks 47th in the list of most prolific authors in 16 core finance journals and he ranks 37th in the list of the most prolific authors in 72 finance journals from among 17,573 authors and spanning the period 1953-2002.

Martin teaches corporate finance and financial modeling at Baylor. His research interests are in corporate governance, the evaluation of firm performance, and the design of incentive compensation programs.

He publishes widely in both academic and professional journals. Included among his academic publications are papers in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, and Management Science. Professional publications include papers in Directors and Boards, Financial Analysts' Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Bank of America Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

In addition, Martin has co-authored several books, including Value Based Management (Harvard Business School Press), Financial Management, 10th edition (Prentice Hall Publishing Company), Foundations of Finance, 5th Edition (Prentice Hall Publishing Company), Financial Analysis (McGraw Hill Publishing Company) and The Theory of Finance (Dryden Press). He is currently writing Valuation: The Art and Science of Making Strategic Investments (Addison Wesley).

Martin also consults with a number of firms including Citgo, Hewlett Packard, Shell Chemical, Shell E&P, Texas Instruments and The Associates.

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