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Dr. Michael Hughes

Dr. Hughes
Office: FH 264
Phone: (843)661-1422



Dr. Michael Hughes

Associate Professor of Finance


Ph.D., Finance
      University of Central Florida

M.B.A., Business Administration
      University of Central Florida

B.S.E.T., Engineering Technology - Operations
      University of Central Florida

A.A., General Education
      Brevard Community College

A.S., Scientific Measurements
      Community College of the Air Force

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Markets
  • Market Microstructure
  • Investments
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Business (Corporate) Finance
  • Financial-Econometrics


Dr. Michael P. Hughes joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2003. He teaches Financial Markets, Real Estate Finance, Investments, and Corporate Finance. His research is focused in the areas of Market Microstructure, Financial Markets, Central Banking and Monetary Policy, Investments, Defense Finance, and Financial-Econometrics. His research has appeared in the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Business Case Studies, Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics, and Journal of Business Cases and Applications.


Prior to his joining the ranks of academia, Dr. Hughes served over 21-years in the U.S. Air Force. During that time he spent over 14-years in nuclear treaty monitoring and related activities, while the initial 7-years were in the aircraft maintenance (propulsion) arena with F-4 and F-15 aircraft.


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