How to Compare Faculty Pay Across the Business School by Linus Wilson

By scaling pay by AACSB averages pay across business school, disciplines can be analyzed. This is a video of the research paper “How to Compare Faculty Salaries Across the Business School” by Dr. Linus Wilson.

This study looks at a unique data set of business school professors at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It finds large disparities in pay between the business disciplines that cannot be explained by the market price of scholars in the disciplines, research productivity, or faculty to major ratios. The finance professors were the lowest paid of six disciplines as a percent of AACSB pay, but had the highest research productivity and majors per research faculty member at the Moody College of Business Administration (MCOBA). Finance professors were paid about 20 percent less as a percent of the AACSB average for their rank and discipline than other research faculty at the MCOBA. Members of the management department were paid significantly higher percent of AACSB average pay than other professors in the business school. This data may be indicative of a misallocation of resources. The approach in this paper could be applied to analyze pay practices at many other business schools and over many other time periods.

Get the full version of the my paper at “How to Compare Faculty Pay Across the Business School

Linus Wilson an associate professor of finance with tenure at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration (MCOBA).

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Most sailing YouTubers make peanuts on The Finance Professor Podcast’s episode 2.

I know everybody knows what a great gig the crew of SV Delos and Sailing La Vagabonde has making weekly videos and sailing around the world. Unfortunately, most of the roughly 400 sailing vlogs on YouTube make next to nothing. Hey, its the movie business! Most actors don’t make as much a Brad Pitt either!
Most folks crowdfunding on Patreon make $73 per video or less. On my new podcast, The Finance Professor Podcast, on iTunes (your purple iPhone podcast app), Google Play for Android, Stitcher, and Podbean, I introduce and read my most recent study, “A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way: Crowdfunding on Patreon by YouTube Sailing-Channels”. (Hit the orange download button.)
Check out the show notes blog here!
This probably means that you should not quit your job or business. Instead, think about sailing around the world part-time if you are not ready to retire just yet

Ep. 2: Crowdfunding on Patreon on The Finance Professor Podcast with Linus Wilson

The JOBS Act opened up a lot of crowdfunding opportunities for entrepreneurs. That also means much more research opportunities for finance professors. In the second episode, I read my recent working paper “A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way: Crowdfunding on Patreon by YouTube Sailing Channels“. (Click the orange download button to get a pdf of the full paper.)

The abstract says:

“This study finds that YouTube channels crowdfunding on Patreon have more frequent video creation. The median YouTube channel that crowdfunded on Patreon produced a video every 7.5 days compared to 105 days for the median comparable channel that did not link to Patreon. Crowdfunders have more views per video, are more likely to link to their Facebook pages, and uploaded videos more frequently. While two channels in the sample, each earned over $150,000 in 2016 from Patreon, the typical crowdfunding sailing channel earned $73 per video, per month, or creation. It appears that a little bit of money was associated with a big increase in new video production.”

I believe my study is the first academic study about this rapidly crowdfunding platform called Patreon.

Introducing the Finance Professor Podcast Hosted by Linus Wilson

This is the post excerpt.

The Finance Professor Podcast is hosted by Linus Wilson. Dr. Wilson earned his Ph.D. in 2007 from Oxford University. He has taught thousands of finance students at all levels. His research is in banking, financial crises, CEO pay, and corporate finance. He has been a source for over two hundred major news stories in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and other news organizations. He is a leading scholar on the TARP bank bailouts of the great recession.

I’ll be reading my academic research initially. Over time I may interview other scholars relevant to financial research.