H. KENT BAKER, CFA, CMA, is University Professor of Finance at the Kogod School of Business, American University in Washington, D.C. As one of the most prolific finance academics, he is the author or editor of 19 books, and more than 150 refereed articles in such publications as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Harvard Business Review. Professor Baker serves on the editorial boards of six journals including the Journal of Emerging Markets and Journal of Financial Economic Policy. He has consulting and training experience with more than 100 organizations. Professor Baker received a BSBA from Georgetown University; MEd, MBA, and DBA degrees from the University of Maryland; and an MA, MS, and two PhDs from American University. He also holds CFA and CMA designations.
HALIL KIYMAZ, CFA, is Bank of America Professor of Finance in the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Professor Kiymaz has published more than 60 articles in scholarly and practitioner journals and coedited two books. His research has appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, Global Finance Journal, Journal of Applied Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Financial Economics, and Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, among others. Professor Kiymaz also serves on the editorial board of numerous journals and is the area editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He has consulting and training experience with various governmental and public organizations such as the Central Bank of Turkey, Bankers Association, and Stalla. Professor Kiymaz received a BS from Uludag University and an MBA, MA, and PhD from the University of New Orleans.