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Course and class information:
Degrees and designations
Stanford University, concentration in finance, 1975
Stanford University, concentration in finance, 1972
- B.A., cum
laude, Claremont Men's College, mathematics and economics, 1969
State of California, 1984
Pepperdine University since March, 1975, teaching finance, accounting and
business policy at the graduate level.
University of California, Irvine, March, 1975, through July, 1986,
teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced accounting; investments;
finance; and advanced finance to graduates and undergraduates.
Current consulting activity
Kinsman is a partner in the firm of Kinsman & Kinsman, certified
public accountants in Laguna Beach, California
Potential Cracks in the Capital Markets: Investors will pay risk premiums
until new behaviors are instituted," Michael Kinsman and Bruce
Samuelson, The Graziadio Business Report, Spring, 2002
Arrives with His Pack--Early," Michael Kinsman, As We See It, July, 2001.
Gone: What Did Investors Learn from Y2K?" Charles Harlow and Michael
Kinsman, The Graziadio Business Report. Spring, 2001.
Analysis of International Firm Value and Creditor Financing," Michael
D. Kinsman, Joseph A. Newman, and Lawrence P. Shao, FMA Annual Meeting, October 6-9, 1999, Orlando, Florida.
Electronic Day Trader and the Risk of Ruin: Mark Twain's Cat
Revisited," Charles Harlow, Michael Kinsman, and Scott Fletcher, Western
Decision Sciences Institute Conference,
Maui, Hawaii, April 18-22, 2000. Paper Published in Proceedings starting
on page 404.
Electronic Day Trader & Ruin: How Probability Opposes Short-Term
Investors," Charles Harlow and Michael Kinsman, The Graziadio
Business Report. Fall, 1999.
Level and Firm Performance: An Empirical Evaluation," Michael D.
Kinsman and Joseph A. Newman, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of
the Western Decision Sciences Institute,
April 6-10, 1999, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Value and Debt Level: An Empirical Analysis," Michael D. Kinsman and
Joseph A. Newman, International Financial Management Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January, 1999.
Associated with Lower Firm Performance: Finding calls for review of rise
in debt use," Michael Kinsman and Joseph Newman, The Graziadio
Business Report, Fall, 1998.
and Firm Value--An Empirical Analysis," Michael D. Kinsman and Joseph
E. Newman, Fall, 1997.
tax planning--a possible year end boon," Michael Kinsman, As We
See It, December 1, 1995.
you scared of the flat tax: an analysis of the flat tax," Michael
Kinsman, As We See It, December 1,
childcare credit a boon to parents," Michael Kinsman, As We See
It, November 20, 1994.
new in tax law for 1994, Michael Kinsman," As We See It, November 20, 1994.
RESEDIT to Modify a Keyboard: an Accountant gets his keypad back," Berkeley
Macintosh User's Group, Winter, 1991
Financial Statements: Valuation Challenges and Solutions," Journal
of Accountancy, September, 1987, with
Examination of Optimal Capital Structure and the Cost of Capital for the
Electric Utility Industry," Unpublished dissertation, Stanford University, 1975
Effect of Leverage on the Cost of Equity Capital of Electric Utility
Firms," Journal of Finance,
May, 1973, with Alexander A. Robichek and Robert C. Higgins
Stanford Bank Management Simulator,
with A.A. Robichek, C. Haley, and W.D. Niebhur
Honors and special recognitions
Distinguished Faculty award for teaching excellence, Pepperdine
teacher award, University of California, Irvine, 1981
to Delta Mu Delta, national business honorary (honorary)
to Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary
participant in the Touche-Ross sponsored Trueblood Seminar for professors
Memberships in professional associations
- 1984 to
present: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
to present: Member of the California Society of Certified Public
to present: Member of the American Finance Association
to present: Member of the American Economic Association
to present: Member of the American Accounting Association
to 1990: Member of the Western Finance Association
Telephone: (949) 223-2533 email: MKinsman@pepperdine.edu
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