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James McCown

Lecturer in Finance

James McCown

Department: Finance
Program Area: Interest rates, international stocks, precious metals
Office: Adams Hall Room 3255
Phone: (405) 325-5910
Address: 307 W. Brooks, Room 3255
Norman, OK 73019


James earned degrees in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin, and Ph.D. in Economics at Ohio State University. Engaged in numerous consulting projects with the oil & gas industry in Oklahoma, and serves as an expert witness in court proceedings.

James taught finance and economics at Florida Atlantic University, Oklahoma City University, and Oklahoma State University and has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Finance at OU. Research concerns interest rates, international stocks, and precious metals published in Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, Applied Economic Letters, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Texas at Austin
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University


  • Founder and President of StyxLogic, Mobile Application Development
  • Founder and President of Toltec Group, Economic Consulting Services


“Investment Potential and Risk-Hedging Characteristics of Platinum Group Metals” – with R. Shaw, forthcoming in The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (2016).

“Analysis of the Investment Potential and Inflation-Hedging Ability of Precious Metals” – with J. Zimmerman, in Banking and Capital Markets: New International Perspectives (2010), Black, Kane and Blenman (eds.), 325 – 340.

“International Stock Returns and Expected Inflation: Evidence from Pre-War Data” – with P. Fitzgerald, Ethics and Critical Thinking Quarterly Journal, Volume 2006, Issue 3.