Dr. Geoffrey Ngene

Associate Professor of Financial Economics


  • PhD, Financial Economics
  • MS, Financial Economics
  • MBA, Finance
  • BCom, Finance

Dr. Ngene (Jeff) joined Stetson-Hatcher School of Business in the fall of 2012. He holds a PhD and MS (both in Financial Economics), MBA (Finance), and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance). Dr. Jeff teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in finance in face-to-face, blended, and online formats. He has won several teaching awards. Dr. Jeff has done consulting jobs for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). He is the faculty advisor of the FMA Chapter and Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) as well as the faculty mentor for the CFA Research Challenge since 2013. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics; Journal of Futures Markets; International Review of Financial Analysis; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; Review of Financial Economics; Economic Modeling; Emerging Markets Review; Journal of Risk and Financial Management; Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Journal of Fixed Income, among others.


CPA(K)-(Almost the UK equivalent of ACCA)

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Integrated Cases of Finance
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Market Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Derivative Instruments
  • Seminar in Investments (SMIF)
  • Data Mining



Memberships/Leadership Positions

  • Financial Management Association (FMA) International
  • Multinational Financial Society (MFS)
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)
  • Southwest Finance Association (SWFA)
  • Reviewed Articles for Emerging Markets Review
  • Economic Modeling
  • Journal of Futures Markets
  • World Economy
  • Journal of Risk and Financial Management
  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and the Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ)
  • International Journal of Finance and Economics
  • International Review of Financial Analysis

Professional Interests

  • Learn new technology
  • Consulting
  • Collaborative Research
  • Emerging Areas of Research in Finance

Other Interests

  • Traveling and Culture
  • Reading Philosophy
  • Endurance Activities
  • Volunteer Work
  • History of Religion

Recent Publications

  • Does Bitcoin still own the dominant power? An intraday analysis (with Jinghua Wang), International Review of Financial Analysis, 71, 101551; 2020.
  • Overreaction in the REITs Market: New Evidence from Quantile Autoregression Approach (with Anitha Manohar and Ivan Julio), Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 13 (11), 282; 2020.
  • Dynamic linkages between US and Eurodollar interest rates: new evidence from causality in quantiles (with Kenneth Tah), Journal of Economics and Finance, 1-11; 2020.
  • Who poisons the pool? Time-varying asymmetric and nonlinear causal inference between low-risk and high-risk bonds markets (with Yea Kim and Jinghua Wang), Economic Modeling, 82, 136-147; 2019.


  • Finalist (2020) for Hendricks Excellence in Teaching Award (Mercer University-wide Award)
  • IKON Capital and IKON Office Solutions Endowed Professor of Business and Economics (08/2019-present)
  • $100,000 grant for the Students Managed Investment Fund-SMF (2018)
  • Southern Conference (SonCon) Teacher of the Year (November 2017)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Mercer University, November 2017) – National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Finalist (2017) for Hendricks Excellence in Teaching Award (Mercer University-wide Award)
  • Excellence in Freshmen Advising: Nominated by students for University-wide Award (2015/2016)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (Macon campus) 2015-2016 (voted by students)
  • Distinguished Faculty (Teaching Excellence) Award, SSBE, 2013-2014 (voted by students)
  • Research Grant: Provost Research Grant (Mercer University): $9,000 Awarded on August 2012.
  • Dissertation Improvement Grant: $3,000, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of New Orleans, 2011
  • First Runner-up, 2011 McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, South Western Society of Economists, Houston, TX conference for the paper: Determinants of Mortgage Default Rates: Pre-Crisis and Crisis-period dynamics and stability

Contact Dr. Geoffrey “Jeff” Ngene


1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Stetson Hatcher School of Business, Room 216