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Robert S. Kemp

Ramon W. Breeden, Sr., Research Professor

+1 434-924-3482
D.B.A., Finance and Accounting, Florida State University
M.B.A., Finance and Accounting, Florida State University
B.S., Accounting and Finance, Florida State University
CPA (Virginia, Georgia, AICPA)
Areas of Expertise: 
Corporate finance
Financial statement analysis
Pension funds
Professional Activities: 

Professor Kemp's areas of expertise include financial analysis, valuation, financial institutions, pensions, corporate finance, and international finance.

Professor Kemp is an accomplished scholar, conducting research and writing in the theory and practice of contemporary business. He currently is conducting research on the funding of financial institutions and corporate pensions. His scholarly works include 70 completed projects, including monographs, articles, cases, research presentations, and working papers. His work is published in, among other places, The Financial Review; Journal of Financial Research; Advances in Accounting; Benefits Quarterly; Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and Industry; Journal of Accountancy; Journal of Commercial Bank Lending; The Journal of Bank Accounting & Auditing; and Journal of Business Economics.

Professor Kemp is an accomplished teacher to both University students and executives throughout the world. During his 30+ years at the University of Virginia, he has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. His consistently high evaluations by students reflect his devotion to the classroom. This high quality is likewise seen in his teaching of business executives. He has worked with organizations such as Citibank, Navigant-Tucker Alan, Bank of America, the FDIC, the AICPA, the Siberian Banking Institute, the Barents Group, KPMG, the Russian Bankers Association, the Central Asian American Enterprise Fund, the Consumer Bankers Association, Goldman Sachs, and the Gerson Lehrman Group.

Selected Publications:

Financial Accounting, 5th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2018 (with J. Waybright).

How Business Works, Cognella Academic Publishing, 2017.

"The Power to Borrow and Lend: Investigating the Culture Context as Part of the Lending Decision,"Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2001 (with M. Maznevski, G. Overstreet, and J. Crook).

"Proper Loan Structure: The Key to Creating Bank Value," Commercial Lending Review, 2000 (with Anthony Catanach and Lawrence Pettit).

The Flat Maximum Effect and Generic Linear Scoring Models: A Test," Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and Industry, 1992 (with G. A. Overstreet and E. L. Bradley).

"Managing Risks in Audits of Financial Institutions," Journal of Accountancy, 1991 (with M. H. Lathan and J. C. Compton).

"A Study of the Information Needs of Commercial Loan Officers," Journal of Commercial Bank Lending,1989 (with G. A. Overstreet).