Dr. Highfield received his BBA (1997) and MBA (1998) from Mississippi State University and later earned his MS in Economics (2001) and Ph.D. in Finance (2002) from the University of Kentucky. In 2005 he was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by the CFA Institute.
|Bradley, Daniel J., John S. Gonas, Michael J. Highfield, and Kenneth D. Roskelley. "An Examination of IPO Secondary Market Returns" Journal of Corporate Finance 15.3 (2009): 316-330.|
|Hardin, William G., Michael J. Highfield, Matthew D. Hill, and G. Wayne Kelly. "The Determinants of REIT Cash Holdings" Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 39.1 (2009): 39-57.|
|Highfield, Michael J. "On the Maturity of Incremental Corporate Debt Issues" Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting 47.2 (2008): 45-67.|
|Highfield, Michael J., Patrick A. Lach, and Larry R. White. "The Quiet Period is Making Noise Again" Applied Financial Economics 18.17 (2008): 1363-1378.|
|Highfield, Michael J., Kenneth D. Roskelley, and Fang Zhao. "The Determinants of the Debt Maturity Decision for Real Estate Investment Trusts: " Journal of Real Estate Research 29.2 (2007): 173-199.|
|Elliott, Stephen R. , Michael J. Highfield, and mark Schaub. "Contagion or Competition: Going Concern Audit Opinions for Real Estate Firms" Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 32.4 (2006): 435-448.|
|Schaub, Mark, and Michael J. Highfield. "Market Timing Wealth Effects of American Depository Receipts: The Cases of Emerging and Developed Market Issues" Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 16.3 (2006): 270-282.|