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Rebel Cole

  • Professor of Finance, PhD, CRE
  • Kaye Distinguished Professor of Finance
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • 17h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 1888CitationsNumber of citations received by Rebel's publications. Updated daily.

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Research interests

Corporate GovernanceCommercial Real EstateEntrepreneurshipFinancial Institutions

About

Dr. Cole holds the Kaye Family Endowed Professorship in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches in the MBA and PhD programs. He received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1988, after which he spent ten years working in the Federal Reserve System, primarily at the Board of Governors in Washington, DC where he oversaw design, development and implementation of the System for Estimating Examination Ratings (SEER)--the Fed's primary system for offsite monitoring of banks and bank holding companies--and the 1993 iteration of the Fed’s Survey of Small Business Finances. Since leaving the Board of Governors in 1997, Dr. Cole has served as a special advisor to the the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other non-governmental organizations, providing training and technical assistance to central banks in developing countries that include Antigua, the Bahamas, Belize, Bhutan, Cape Verde, China, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Palestine, the Philippines, Russia, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Sudan, Syria, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen. Dr. Cole has participated in more than 60 international missions to these countries to assist in the development of stress tests, financial stability indicators, and off-site monitoring systems for commercial banks and other financial institutions. Dr. Cole also held tenured professorships at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and at DePaul University in Chicago, IL USA. Dr. Cole has published peer-reviewed articles in top academic journals that include the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and Real Estate Economics. His primary areas of research are commercial banking, corporate governance, financial institutions, real estate and small-business finance. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited by other scholars more than 6,500 times. According to Scopus and Web of Science, his works have been cited more than 1,200 time. Most of his research papers are available for download from his webpages at http://condor.depaul.edu/~rcole. Dr. Cole is a frequent commentator in the financial press. During the past few years, he has been quoted in, or appeared on: Accounting Today, the American Banker, the Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN Money, Fox Business News, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, National Public Radio, the PBS Nightly Business Report, the Street.com, the Voice of America, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, and Yahoo Finance.

Co-authors (28)

  • Jane Strudwick
  • Dr. Renu
  • mohamed el fodil Ihaddaden

Publications (5)

  • Entrepreneurial optimism, credit availability, and cost of financing: Evidence from U.S. small businesses

    • Dai N
    • Ivanov V
    • Cole R
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  • When time is not on our side: The costs of regulatory forbearance in the closure of insolvent banks

    • Cole R
    • White L
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  • Recoveries on Distressed Real Estate and The Relative Efficiency of Public versus Private Management

    • Curry T
    • Blalock J
    • Cole R
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    15Citations
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  • A Different Look at Commercial Real Estate Returns

    • Miles M
    • Cole R
    • Guilkey D
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    53Citations
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  • The Motivation for Institutional Real Estate Sales and Implications for Asset Class Returns

    • Guilkey D
    • Miles M
    • Cole R
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    8Citations
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Professional experience

Kaye Distinguished Professor of Finance

Florida Atlantic University

August 2016 - Present

Full Professor

DePaul University Department of Finance

July 2003 - August 2016(13 years)

Associate Professor

University of New South Wales

July 2001 - June 2003(2 years)

Associate Professor

University of Auckland

July 1999 - June 2001(2 years)

Chief Economist

Employment Policies Institute

November 1997 - June 1999(2 years)

Financial Economist

Federal Reserve Board

February 1991 - October 1997(7 years)

Supervisory Financial Analyst

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

June 1989 - February 1991(2 years)

Financial Economist

Federal Home Loan Bank Board

October 1987 - June 1989(2 years)

Education

PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

August 1983 - May 1988(5 years)

A.B.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

May 1976 - May 1981(5 years)