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432 Wohlers Hall
1206 S. Sixth Street
Champaign IL 61820-6980

(217) 333-7995
j-gentry@illinois.edu

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Jim Gentry

Professor Emeritus of Finance

Education

M.B.A. Finance, Indiana University, 1966.
D.B.A. Finance, Indiana University, 1958.

Research Interests

Research focuses on analyzing net cash flow performance and growth in value of. American and Japanese companies, and learning from master teachers. Has consulted for Ralston Purina Corporation, National Council of Teachers of English, Midcon Corporation, Barclay's Global Investors, Saudi Aramco, and AIMR.

Research

Journal Articles

"Historic Changes in the High Yield Bond Market" J. Gentry, D. Wright, F. Reilly, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, (21) 3 65-79 2009.


"U.S.V. National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc., Civil Action No 1: 03CV 01278; Public Comments" J. Finnerty, J. Gentry, F. Gottheil, J. Kindt, Federal Register, (68) 187 55655-55656 2003.


"Using Inductive Learning to Predict Bankruptcy" D. Whitford, J. Gentry, M. Shaw, A. Tessmer, Journal of Organizational Computing, (12) 1 39-57 2002.


"Do Accounting Earnings or Free Cash Flow Flows Provide a Better Estimate of a Stock's Value?" D. Whitford, J. Gentry, T. Sougiannis, S. Aoki, Security Analysts Journal, (39) 5 66-78 2001.


"Inductive Learning for International Financial Evaluation: A Layered Approach" M. Shaw, A. Tessmer, J. Gentry, Journal of Management Information Systems, (9) 4 17-36 1993.


"Inductive Learning Systems for Decision Support: A Comparative Study" M. Shaw, J. Gentry, S. Piramuthu, Computer Science in Economics & Management, (3) 147-165 1990.


"Integrating Problem Solving and Machine Learning Methods for Financial Analysis" M. Shaw, J. Gentry, IEEE Experts, (5) February, 1 47-53 1990.


"Using an Expert System with Inductive Learning for Evaluating Business Loans" M. Shaw, J. Gentry, Journal of Financial Management, Fall, 45-55 1988.

Conference Proceedings

"U.S.V. National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc., Civil Action No 1: 03CV 01278; Public Comments" J. Finnerty, J. Gentry, F. Gottheil, J. Kindt, (68) 187 55655-55656 2003.

Working Papers

"Most Important Points and Muddiest Points in Corporate Finance: Do Corporate Finance Students Get It?" J. Gentry, 2003.

Chapters in Books

"The Use of Inductive Learning for Financial Analysis" M. Shaw, J. Gentry, 43-53 In Expert Systems in Economics, Banking and Management, North-Holland Publishers, 1989.

Honors and Awards


 


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