Specialties: Investments, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, Commercial Banking
Dr. Kunkel earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois, his M.A. in economics from the University of Tennessee, and his M.B.A. from Western Illinois University. Prior to joining UW Oshkosh, Robert spent seven years in the industry and held positions at Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and Minot State University. His research and consulting interests include personal finance, investments, and market anomalies.
“A Momentum Trading Effect in Real Estate Funds: An Analysis with TIAA-CREF” with G. A. Kuhlemeyer, The Journal of Technical Analysis, forthcoming.
“Andersen Implosion over Enron: An Analysis of the Contagion Effect on Fortune 500 Firms” with J. N. Cross, Managerial Finance, Vol. 38, 678-688, 2012.
“The Credit Card Act of 2009: Its Financial Impact on the Stockholders of the Retail Industry” with G. A. Kuhlemeyer, Journal of the Academy of Finance, Vol. 8, 1-10, 2010 (lead article).
“Ukrainian Financial Markets: An Examination of Calendar Anomalies” with I. O. Depenchuk (graduate student) and W. S. Compton, Managerial Finance, Vol. 36, 502-510, 2010.
“Estimating Systematic Risk: The Choice of Return Interval and Estimation Period” with P. R. Daves and M. C. Ehrhardt, Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions, Vol. 13, 7-13, 2000. Cited in the CFA Level I study material.
“Portfolio Performance and Net Current Asset Values: A Benjamin Graham Approach to Stock Investing” with J. Dudzinski (undergraduate student), 2012 MBAA Conference, Academy of Finance, Chicago, Illinois.
“Andersen Implosion over Enron: An Analysis of the Contagion Effect on Fortune 500 Firms” with J. N. Cross, 2011 MBAA Conference, Academy of Finance, Chicago, Illinois. Awarded Best in Track Paper for Investments.