Phil McKnight, BSBA, MBA, PhD
 
Education:

Phil has an accounting degree from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), a masters degree in business from Northeastern University, and a PhD in finance from the University of Bath (England, UK). He is also a graduate of the University of California's (Los Angeles, UCLA) personal financial planning program where he graduated with distinction/summa cum laude.  
 

Refereed Publications:

The Impact of Stock Characteristics and Regulatory Change on Mutual Fund Herding. Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 24 No. 3, 2014 – T. Hou.  

The Credit Crunch and Insider Trading. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 23 No. 2, 2014 – M. Tavakoli. Lead Article.  

Forecast Bias and Analyst Independence. International Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Forthcoming, 2014 – S. Todd.  

Insider Employee Stock Option Trading and Stock Prices. The European Journal of Finance, Vol. 20 No. 1 (2014) – M. Tavakoli

Insider Trading and Stock Prices. International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 22 No. 1 (2012), with – M. Tavakoli.  

Momentum Strategies, Information Diffusion, and Investor Conservatism in the Asian-Pacific Region. Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 3 No. 2 (2012) – T. Hou. 

Equity Underwriting Relationships and Analyst Independence in Europe. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 19 (2010) with – C. Weir. Lead Article. 

Agency Costs, Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Ownership Structure in Large UK Publicly Quoted Companies: A Panel Data Analysis. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 49 (2009) with C. Weir, Lead Article. As of December 2014, this paper ranked 1st on Elsevier’s most cited Articles of all time. This paper has reached seminal status.  

Analysts Forecasts and the Cross-Section of European Stock Returns. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 15 (2006). with – S. Todd, Lead Article.  

The Determinants of Momentum in the United Kingdom. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 46: 227-240 (2006), with T. Hou.  

Security Analysis, Agency Costs, and UK Firm Characteristics. International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 14: 493-507 (2005). with – J. Doukas, Lead Article.  

European Momentum Strategies, Information Diffusion, and Investor Conservatism. European Financial Management,  Vol. 11, 313-338, June 2005. with – J. Doukas.  

An Explanation of Momentum in Canadian Stocks. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 21 No. 4 (2004). with – T. Hou.  

Internal and External Governance Mechanisms: Their Impact on the Performance of Large UK Companies. Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting, vol. 29 (June/July), 2002. with – C. Weir, Lead Article. SSRN Top Download – Rank 500 of 400,676 listed papers – This paper has reached seminal status.

PhD. Dissertation: Phillip J. McKnight, The British Library, Identifier: System number 007825554, Shelfmark(s): Document Supply SFX 268212; UIN: BLL01007825554; Publisher: University of Bath, 1998. Title:The implication of firm and individual characteristics on top executive pay in the UK : an agency theory approach”.

An Explanation of Top Executive Pay: A UK Study. British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR), vol. 34, no. 4: pages 557-566, December 1996.