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Peggy Crawford, PhD Professor of Finance

Peggy Crawford, PhD

Professor of Finance
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Dr. Crawford joined the faculty of the Graziadio School in 1997 after serving on the faculties of the University of Houston, Fordham University, and George Mason University. At Mason, she served as Chair of the Finance Department, Director of the Executive MBA, and Director of MBA Programs. She has published on a variety of topics from leasing to mortgage instruments to the price of oil. She has consulted for a variety of firms including Klemm Consulting, Professional Development Institute, and the Washington Redskins (her favorite job!).

Education

  • Ph.D., Purdue University
    Major: Finance, Minor: Macro-monetary Economics
    Dissertation: The Impact of Variable Rate Mortgages on the Borrower - Further Evidence

  • BA, University of Texas at Arlington
    Major: History, Minor: English

"The Credit Crunch: The Roller Coaster Ride Continues," with T. Young, Journal of Business and Economics Research, January 2009.

"Sub-prime Mortgages and the Big Bang," with T. Young, Journal of Business and Economics Research, October 2008

"Insured Pension Funds – Who Benefits?" with E. Fredericks, International Business and Economic Research Journal, October 2007.

"Will the Sub-prime Meltdown Burst the Housing Bubble," with T. Young, The Graziadio Business Report, Summer 2007.

"At a Crossroad – the U.S. Economy," with T. Young, International Business and Economic Research Journal, January 2007.

"The Global Impact of China's Currency Policy: the U.S. and Beyond," with T. Young, International Business and Economic Research Journal, August 2005.

"Will China Float the Yuan?" with T. Young, The Graziadio Business Report, Spring 2005.

"Energy Prices and the Global Economic Recovery," with E. Fredericks, International Business and Economics Research Journal, January 2005.

"The Crude Facts about Oil," with E. Fredericks, The Graziadio Business Report, Fall 2004.

"Hands Across the Atlantic," with T. Young, International Business and Economics Research Journal, January 2004.

"Inflation to Deflation and Back?" with T. Young, The Graziadio Business Report, Fall 2003.

"Special Purpose Entities: Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater," with E. Fredericks, The Graziadio Business Report, Summer 2003.

"Accounting Classrooms: A Place for Realistic Learning, Market Forces, and Scientific Investigation", with D. Holt, S. Michael, and J. Godfrey, Issues in Accounting Education, Spring 1997.

"The Evolution of Office Building Research," with J. Hysom, The Journal of Real Estate Literature, July 1997.

"Does a National Market for Mortgage Funds Exist?" with J. Hysom and J. Tannen, Oklahoma Business Bulletin, June 1992.

"Using a Decision Support System to Manage Exchange Rate Risk," with M. Simkin and N. Bagranoff, Oklahoma Business Bulletin, March 1990.

"The Impact of Firm Performance on Dividend Policy," with A. Turner, Oklahoma Business Bulletin, June 1987.

"Altman's Corporate Bankruptcy Model Revisited: Can Airline Bankruptcy Be Predicted?" with M. Scaggs, Review of Regional Economics and Business, October 1986.

"The Impact of Stock Dividends on Firm Performance," (abstract) with A. Turner, The Financial Review, April 1986.

"Stock Dividends and the Professional Investor," with A. Turner, Review of Regional Economics and Business, October 1985.

"Taking Risks and Making Choices," with P. Garrity, Mortgage Banking, August 1985.

"An Analysis of the Discounts on Closed-end Mutual Funds," (abstract) with C. Harper, The Financial Review, August 1985.

"Qualitative Factors in Leasing," with F. Schwartzenberg, Review of Regional Economics and Business, April 1984.

"The Effects of the AML Index on the Borrower," with C. Harper, Housing Finance Review, October 1983.

"Further Evidence on the Default Risk of AMLs," with C. Harper, Housing Finance Review, October 1982.

"Rural Real Estate Financing and the Role of the Farmers Home Administration," with C. Harper, Review of Regional Economics and Business, October 1982.

"Further Evidence on the Impact of Variable Rate Mortgages on the Borrower," Journal of Retail Banking, September 1981."Further Evidence on the Terms of Financial Leases," with C. Harper and J. McConnell, Financial Management, Autumn 1981.

International Business and Economics Research Conference, September 2008, entitled "The Credit Crunch: The Beginning or the End?" with T. Young.

International Applied Business Research Conference, March 2008, entitled "The Last Hour of Trading: How Important Is It?" with E. Fredericks (won best paper).

European Applied Business Research Conference, June 2007, entitled "Sub-Prime Mortgages and the Big Bang," with T. Young.

Applied Business Research Conference, January 2007, entitled "Pension Liabilities – Who is really benefiting?" with E. Fredericks (won best paper).

European Applied Business Research Conference, June 2006, entitled "The U.S. Economy – Up or Down?" with T. Young, (won best paper).

International Applied Business Research Conference, March 2005, entitled "The Chinese Yuan and U.S. Trade Deficit," with T. Young.

European Applied Business Research Conference, June 2004, entitled "The Impact of Increasing Energy Prices on Global Economies," with E. Frederick – awarded "Best Paper".

International Applied Business Research Conference, March 2004, entitled "The Value of Currency: A Matter of Viewpoint," with T. Young.

European Applied Business Research Conference, June 2003, entitled "War on Diplomacy," with T. Young – awarded "Best Paper".

American Accounting Association Meetings, August 1996, entitled "Further Consideration of the Impact of Cooperative Learning on Achievement and Attitudes," with D. Holt and J. Swanson.

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences National Meetings, May 1996, entitled "Creativity, Reward Structures and Negotiation in Audit Teams," with D. Holt and J. Godfrey.

Eastern Finance Association Meetings, April 1986, entitled "The Impact of Stock Dividends on Firm Performance," with A. Turner.

Southern Finance Association Meetings, November 1985, entitled "A Repayment Analysis of Mortgage-backed Pass-through Securities: Ginnie Maes versus Freddie Macs," with R. Johnston and A. Grimshaw.

Eastern Finance Association Meetings, April 1985, entitled "An Analysis of the Discounts on Closed-end Mutual Funds," with C. Harper.

Financial Management Association Meetings, October 1980, entitled "Further Evidence on Financial Leases: An Empirical Study," with C. Harper.

American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Meetings, September 1980, entitled "The Farmers' Home Administration and Rural Real Estate Financing," with C. Harper.

Financial Management Association Meetings, October 1979, entitled "Further Evidence on the Default Risk of AMLs."

Eastwinds Asset Management, a California investment firm, provides financial planning for clients, 2000 – present.

Klemm Analysis, Inc., a Washington D.C. consulting firm, assisted in writing proposals for government contracts, supervised economic analysis and simulations on consulting projects, met with clients, and acted as expert witness in court cases, September 1988 to August 1997.

Federal Home Loan Bank Board Grant for "A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Incentive for 'Go-for-Broke' Behavior by Thrift Management" with G. Hanweck and J. Crockett, August 1986 to January 1988.

University Research Grant for "The Financial Implications of the Public Lending Right," May 1985 to April 1986.

Graziadio Business Review

UPDATE: The Dollar vs. the Euro

Who are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

The End of the Beginning for the Global Credit Crisis

Will the Sub-Prime Meltdown Burst the Housing Bubble?

Update: The Price of Oil

Is the Real Estate Market a House of Cards?

Fair Trade or Strategic Concern: The Unocal War

Will China Float the Yuan?

The Crude Facts About the Price of Oil

The Twin Deficits

The Dollar vs. the Euro

Inflation to Deflation and Back?

Special Purpose Entities