Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Spring 2012

New Faces: Jason Smith

A researcher who co-authored a paper accepted into one of the nation’s top finance journals has been hired by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

Jason Smith, who earned his doctorate in finance from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006, will join the Economics and Finance Department. He has been an assistant professor of finance at the University of Kentucky since 2006.

Dr. Smith collaborated with three other research­ers on a paper that looks at specific effects of cash flows for corporations and how they are adjusting le­veraging ratios. The paper has been accepted into the Journal of Financial Economics, one of the most selective finance journals in the country. The Journal of Financial Economics rejected nearly 90 percent of all submissions from Feb. 2011 to Jan. 2012, accord­ing to its website