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James Malm, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Finance

Address: Beatty 330
Office Hours: MW 12:00-1:00 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5192
Curriculum Vitae: Download


University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Ph.D., Finance, May 2014
M.S., Operations Management, December 2009

Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Postgraduate Diploma, Mathematical Sciences, June 2005

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi{Ghana
B.S., Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honors), July 2003

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance

Capital Structure

International Finance


Real Estate

Applied Econometrics

Courses Taught

Financial Management Information Systems

Intermediate Financial Management

Business Finance

Computerized Management Information Systems Lab

Introduction to Operations Management

Honors and Awards

Washington University in St. Louis Professional Development Workshop, Invited Participant,

Manderson Graduate School Dean's Scholarship, University of Alabama, 2013

Summer Excellence in Research Grant, University of Alabama, 2013

Graduate Students Association Research Travel Grant, 2013

Comer Foundation Scholarship, 2012-2013

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Operations Management, 2010

University of Alabama Graduate Student Research Conference, 1st Place Presentation, 2010

Graduate School Research Travel Grant, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Tuscaloosa International Friends Scholarship, 2009-2010

University-Wide Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Masters Student, Finalist, 2009-2010

C&BA Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Masters Student, Award Winner, 2009-2010

Culverhouse Support Fund, 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 & 2011-2012

Outstanding Operations Management Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2008-2009

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Travel Grant,

Beta Gamma Sigma Inductee, 2008

NSBE Major Sponsors Scholar, 2008

Fred Bostwick Fellowship, 2007-2008 & 2008-2009

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Scholarship, 2004-2005

German Government (DAAD) Scholarship, 2003

Deans List, College of Engineering, KNUST, 2002-2003


Malm, J., Litigation Risk, Financial Distress, and the Use of Subsidiaries (with Ligon, J. A.), 2014.
Under Review at the Journal of Finance.

Malm, J., Independent Directors and Corporate Litigation (with Mobbs, S.), 2013. Working Paper.

Malm, J., Litigation Risk, Corporate Financial and Investment Policy, 2013. Working Paper.

Malm, J., Litigation Risk and Firm Valuation, 2013. Work in Progress.