Dr. Jeff Jones


Finance, Economics and Risk Management

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Finance, Economics and Risk Management
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Jeff Jones is department head of finance, economics and risk management at Missouri State University. His primary research interests are in the area of banking and financial institutions, specifically the impact of opacity on the valuation of banks and systemic financial crises.

He has taught a wide variety of finance courses, such as investments, portfolio management, personal financial management, derivatives and alternative investments, fixed income securities, financial markets and institutions, bank management and corporate finance. He has also taught courses outside of finance, including business foundations, principles of accounting and basic economic theory.




  • PhD, Business Administration - Finance, 2008, University of Arkansas
  • MBA - Accounting Emphasis, 2003, Drury University
  • BA, Business Administration, Economics and Accounting, 1997, Drury University


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)


  • FIN 581/681: Professional Financial Planning
  • FIN 586/686: International Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 380/600: Financial Management 

Professional experience


  • American Finance Association
  • CFA Society of Kansas City
  • CFA Institute
  • Southwest Finance Association

Research and professional interests

  • Banks
  • Contagion
  • Financial crises
  • Opacity
  • Systemic risk

Publications in the following journals:

  • Banking and Finance Review
  • Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Journal of Economics and Business
  • Journal of Financial Intermediation
  • Managerial Finance
  • Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

Awards and honors

  • Research Stipend, Breech School of Business, Drury University, 2012, 2011
  • Summer Research Grant, Breech School of Business, Drury University, 2008
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2006-2007

Area of expertise


Media appearances

MSU: What You Need to Know About Potential Recession
Missouri Ag Connection
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones talks about an imminent recession.

Banking by Acronym: Financial institutions enter a new type of financial literacy
Springfield Business Journal
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones addresses financial institutions' financial literacy.

Is My Money Safe at the Bank
U.S. News Money
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones addresses savings accounts.

No Balance Transfer Fee Credit Cards: Ask the Experts
Q&A with financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones.

Hurdles Mount for Bass Pro’s Buyout of Cabela’s
Springfield Business Journal
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones provides insight on Bass Pro's buyout of Cabela's.

Gender Wage Gap Plateaus — Now What?
Springfield Business Journal
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones comments of the gender wage gap issue.

Why Bass Pro would court Cabela’s
Springfield Business Journal
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones discusses Bass Pro's decision to pursue Cabela's.

Exploring Master Limited Partnerships
Springfield News-Leader
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones shares his expertise on an investment alternative called a master limited partnership, or MLP.

How to Survive the Volatility of Financial Markets
Springfield News-Leader
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones provides ways to deal with the volatility of financial markets.

Understanding Asset Securitization
Springfield News-Leader
Financial expert Dr. Jeff Jones shares information about asset securitization.