Welcome to Ceteris Paribus

Bill at White Sands National Monument, NMBill's Bio:

At the beginning of Fall 2007, I joined the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso as an Associate Professor of Finance.  I earned my PhD in finance, with a minor in econometrics, from the University of Arizona .  Prior to that, I completed an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a BS in Marine Sciences from Texas A&M University .

My research has been published in top finance journals, such as the Journal of Business, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management, and Journal of Banking and Finance.  Topics that I'm currently interested in include the capital structure of firms, the effects of changes in the S&P 500 index, and the “share price puzzle.”  I belong to the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.

What is Ceteris Paribus?

Defn: ceteris paribus, with other things equal.

I have chosen a somewhat obscure name for my website because I believe it to be one of those words that we far too often ‘read over’ without thinking about its implications, thinking about the interconnectedness of the world and life. Seldom, if ever, is "all else equal."