- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
- M.A., University of Alabama
- B.S., University of Alabama
- asset pricing
- behavioral finance
Dr. Yates is a clinical assistant professor and the MS Finance program director at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and has previously held the position of assistant professor at Auburn University. His labor economics paper “Strike Three: Discrimination, Incentives and Evaluation” was published in the American Economic Review and has been cited in the New York Times, USA Today, Time.com and elsewhere.
Michael has amassed an impressive collection of accolades for his teaching effectiveness. His research in this area has been published in the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and he is consistently evaluated as one of the top teachers in the college by his students. In each of his first three years as a professor at Auburn University, he received the Colonial Company Teaching Excellence Award, given annually to the top teacher in the business school as voted by the instruction committee. He is also the four-time recipient of the FMA Teacher of the Year Award, awarded annually by the Auburn Student FMA organization to the top teacher in the finance department. As a Ph.D. student, he taught one semester of Principles of Finance and was awarded the Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence.
- Fendler, Richard J., Michael C. Yates and Jonathan M. Godbey. “Observing and Deterring Social Cheating on College Exams”, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12 (January 2018), No.1, Article 4.
- Parsons, Christopher A., Johan Suleaman, Michael C. Yates and Daniel S. Hamermesh. “Strike Three: Discrimination, Incentives and Evaluation,” American Economic Review, 101 (June 2011), 1410-1435.