George A. Overstreet Jr.

Walker Professor in Growth Enterprises; Director, Center for Growth Enterprises

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Huebner Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Finance, University of Alabama
M.A., Finance and Insurance, University of Alabama
B.B.A., M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Expertise: 
Credit scoring
Commercial real estate investment modeling
Private firm valuation modeling
Professional Activities: 
Professor Overstreet offers courses in corporate financial management and real estate investment and finance. His major research and consulting interests include valuation measurement and management for private firms—particularly those with specialized real assets—and the use of operational research techniques in financial management. His research in credit scoring has received international recognition.
Professor Overstreet developed and taught strategic financial planning seminars to more than 1,000 petroleum distributors through the Petroleum Marketing Education Foundation. He has served as academic director of the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Bank Management and has taught at numerous banking schools.
His consulting and executive education clients include the U.S. Department of Justice; the American Bar Association; the Association of Credit Union League Executives; the Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and North Carolina Credit Union Leagues; Citicorp; NationsBank; Exxon; Chevron; Mobil; Marathon; Union Oil; Milliken; British Petroleum; and numerous credit unions and private firms. He has served as a board member on several private firms, including two recent University of Virginia start-ups.
His portfolio of research includes numerous cases, monographs, and refereed articles that have appeared in the following journals:Journal of Bank ResearchJournal of Retail BankingJournal of Commercial Bank LendingJournal of Risk and InsuranceJournal of Insurance RegulationJournal of Real Estate ResearchCornell QuarterlyCredit Union ExecutiveLong Range PlanningIMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and IndustryJournal of Financial EducationJournal of Case ResearchEuropean Journal of Operations Research; and Journal of the Operational Research Society.
Professor Overstreet was inducted into the Raven Society in 2009 and elected to the society’s Governing Council the same year.

Selected Publications:

“The Economic Significance of Gasoline Wholesale Price Volatility to Retailers,” Energy Economics, 2014 (with J. Brewer and D. Nelson).

“A Dynamic Model of the Credit Union,” Annals of Operation Research, 2013 (with G. Rubin, P. Beling, and K. Rajaratnam).

“Scoring Decisions in the Context of Economic Uncertainty,” Special Issue on Credit Scoring and Control, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2010 (with K. Rajaratnam and P. Beling).

“Estimation Error in Regulatory Capital Requirements: Theoretical Implications for Consumer Bank Profitability,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2010 (with P. Beling and K. Rajaratnam).

“Systems Analysis and Adaptive Learning for Portfolio Management of Superfund Sites,” Reclaiming the Land: Rethinking Superfund Institutions, Methods and Practices, G. Macey, and J. Cannon (eds.), Springer, 2007 (with P. Beling, J. Lambert, F. Rahman, and D. Slutzky).

“The Flat Linear Maximum Effect and Generic Linear Scoring Models: A Test,” Readings in Credit Scoring: Recent Developments, Advances, and Aims, L. C. Thomas, D. B. Edelman, and J. N. Crook (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2004 (with R. Kemp and E. Bradley).

“A Bayesian Framework for the Combination of Classifer Outputs,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2002 (with H. Zhu and P. A. Beling).