Christopher Cain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Address: JCL 308
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 843.953.1063
E-mail: caincl@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download



Education

Ph.D., Finance, August 2004
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Master of Arts, Finance, May 2000
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Juris doctor, cum laude, May 1998
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, May 1995
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Major: Finance

Research Interests

Residential Housing Property Characteristics

Residential Housing Neighborhood Characteristics

Residential Housing Broker Characteristics

Residential Housing Listing Characteristics

Residential Housing Pricing Functions

REIT Characteristics, Investing, and Returns

Embedded derivatives in mortgage instruments

Investments, particularly derivative securities and the impact of liquidity on markets

Non-traditional applications of financial knowledge


Honors and Awards

Board Member for the American Real Estate Society (2018-Present)

Associate Editor Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education (2019-Present)

Chaired session and assisted with the Doctoral Student Forum at the American Real Estate Society Annual Conference (2017-2019)

Served as a reviewer for the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education and the Journal of Real Estate Literature (2013-Present)

Judge for best paper in Real Estate Investments, ARES annual meeting 2018

Practitioner Research Award for Immediate Impact (American Real Estate Society), 2014

CFA Charter Awarded, September 2004


Publications

Benefield, J., C. Cain, and N. Maynard.  Solving Old Puzzles with New Tricks: Addressing Endogeneity and Nonlinearity in Housing Research.  Forthcoming, Journal of Real Estate Research. 

Cain, C., D. Huerta-Sanchez, and N. Maynard.  How the Housing Crisis Changed the Pricing Function for Residential Buyers.  Forthcoming, Journal of Housing Research.

Benefield, J., C.L. Cain, and H. Hollins. Residential Real Estate Listing Date:  Is There a Market Timing Effect?  Forthcoming, Journal of Housing Research.

Cain, C., D. Huerta-Sanchez, and N. Maynard. Housing crisis spillover effects in areas of high concentration of non-primary residences.  Journal of Housing Research, 2019, 27:2, 159-182.

Allen, T., J. Benefield, and C.L. Cain. Aging Populations and Master Bedroom Location in Housing.   Journal of Housing Research, 2016, 25:2, 137-156.  Received Practitioner Research Award for immediate impact from presentation at 2014 American Real Estate Society meeting. 

Grayson, J.M., P.M. Basciano, and C.L. Cain.  Which Would You Choose: Funding Retirement or Paying Off Consumer Debt?  Management Accounting Quarterly, 2014, 16:1, 19-28.  

Benefield, J., C.L. Cain, and K.H. Johnson.  A Critical Review of Literature Utilizing Simultaneous Modeling Techniques for Property Price and Time on Market.  Journal of Real Estate Literature, 2014, 22:2, 149-175.

Benefield, J., C.L. Cain, and A. Gleason.  Visual Display of Residential Property Information: Some Additional Evidence.  Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 2012, 15:2, 89-100.


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