Neal Maroney, Ph.D.

Neal Maroney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator


Office: 438E Kirschman Hall
Phone: 504-280-6485
Fax: 504-280-6397


Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate School
B.S., California State Polytechnic University

Research Interests:
Investments, International Finance, and Financial Market Anomalies

At UNO since 1996 Dr. Maroney's research interests are in Investments, International Finance, and Financial Market Anomalies. His current empirical research focuses on the information content of accounting ratios in predicting equity market returns in seven industrialized countries. In another empirical investigation he is reexamining the anomolous behavior of equity market returns surrounding the announcement of stock-splits and dividends. On the theoretical side, he is working on the question of how the aging populations of the industrialized world affect equity market risk premia. As part of this research, he has developed a numerical algorithm to solve a class of economic models that had no known solution. Dr. Maroney teaches undergraduate courses in corporate finance, and macroeconomics; and teaches an advanced graduate course in investments. Department of Economics and Finance

  • Investments
  • International Finance EDUCATION Ph. D. The Claremont Graduate School, 1996, Economics M.A. The Claremont Graduate School, 1988, Economics B.S. California State Polytechnic University, 1986, Economics EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans, 1997-present
  • Visiting Professor of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans, 1996-1997
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, 1995-1996
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Peter F. Drucker School of Management, 1994-1996
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Claremont Graduate School, 1991-1992
  • Tutor, The Claremont Graduate School, 1991-1995
  • Lecturer, California State University, San Bernardino, 1991
  • Graduate Research Assistant, The Claremont Graduate School, 1987-1992
  • AWARDS, LECTURESHIPS, OR PRIZES Haynes Dissertation Grant, 1993-1994
  • Earhart Foundation Fellowship, 1988-1989
  • Haynes Foundation Fellowship, 1987-1988


GRANTS AND CONTRACTS "The Impact of No-Smoking Ordinances on Restaurant Business in California". Grant from the California Department of Health and Human Services, $200,000, July 1992-August 1993.