College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

 Michael J. Highfield, Ph.D., CFA, CTP
  • Michael J. Highfield, Ph.D., CFA, CTP
  • Professor of Finance and Warren Chair of Real Estate Finance
  • Department Chairperson
  • Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Program in Finance
  • Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Program in Real Estate Finance
  • m.highfield@msstate.edu
  • 312H
  • Office: 662.325.1984
  • Department: 662.325.2341
  • www.business.msstate.edu/mjh1
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  • Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Finance
  • MS, University of Kentucky, Economics
  • MBA, Mississippi State University, Business Administration
  • BBA, Mississippi State University, Business Administration

BIO

Professor Highfield is the 2017-2018 President of the American Real Estate Society (ARES), and he serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Real Estate Research and the Journal of Real Estate Literature. A faculty member of the Mississippi School of Banking (2005-2015), Dr. Highfield has served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU since 2011. Professor Highfield is also an active volunteer and consultant for the CFA Institute.

Recent Publications

2015
2014
2012

Recent Presentations

2015
  • "A Note on REIT Returns and the Case-Shiller Home Price Index", with Kaustav Misra, Arif Qayyum, and Charod Dodd, American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting, Ft. Myers, Florida, 2015.
2014
  • "Are REIT IPOs More Transparent than Industrial IPOs?", with Dennis F. Steele and Bonnie Van Ness, American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 2014.
  • "Are REIT IPOs More Transparent than Industrial IPOs?", with Dennis F. Steele and Bonnie Van Ness, Mississippi College Research Presentation, Clinton, Mississippi, 2014.
2013
  • "Are REIT IPOs More Transparent than Industrial IPOs?", with Dennis F. Steele and Bonnie Van Ness, Florida Gulf Coast University Real Estate Lecture Series, Ft. Myers, Florida, 2013.
  • "An Examination of Primary and Secondary Market Returns in REIT IPOs", with Sinan Gokkaya, Kenneth Roskelley, and Dennis F. Steele, American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting, Kona, Hawaii, 2013.
2012
  • "Are REIT IPOs More Transparent than Industrial IPOs?", with Dennis F. Steele and Bonnie Van Ness, Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012.
  • "Registered Insider Sales and Seasoned Equity Offerings", with Sinan Gokkaya, Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georiga, 2012.
  • "Are REIT IPOs More Transparent than Industrial IPOs?", with Dennis F. Steele and Bonnie Van Ness, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Mid-Year Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2012.
  • "Registered Insider Sales and Seasoned Equity Offerings", with Sinan Gokkaya, Financial Management Association European Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  • "Are REIT IPOs More Transparent than Industrial IPOs?", with Dennis F. Steele and Bonnie Van Ness, American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2012.
  • "Insider Sales and the Long-Run Performance of SEO Firms: New Evidence from Combination Offerings", with Sinan Gokkaya, Midwest Finanance Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012.

Certifications

  • Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Association for Financial Professionals.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, CFA Institute.