Mike Young

Michael Young

Assistant Professor
423 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Michael Young is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. Young's primary area of research deals broadly with investment decisions, including retail investors, mutual fund managers and exchange-traded funds. His current projects examine the effect of fear and emotions on individual investors trading activity, the implication of ETF short-selling on voting and corporate governance, mutual fund manager team disclosure and incentives, and finally fund manager social networks. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, and he has received a Research Fellowship at the Long-Term Investors think tank at the Università di Torino.

Prior to joining Mizzou, Young was a postdoctoral research associate at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Young is originally from Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and received his PhD in Finance from the University of Alabama. He also has a BS in Business from Longwood University and an MS in Finance from the University of Maryland.


BSBA, Finance, Longwood University, 2011; MS, Finance, University of Maryland, 2013, PhD, Finance, University of Alabama


WRDS Best Conference Paper Award – European Financial Management Association;  4 Nations Cup Co-winner; LTI@UniTo Junior Research Fellowship (Collegio Carlo Alberto)