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Dr. Anne Macy

Anne Macy, Ph.D.

Edwards Professor of Finance

Office: Classroom Center, Room 215C
Email: amacy@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2523

Professional Profile

Dr. Anne Macy joined the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business in 1998.  Macy holds a Ph.D. in economics with a minor in finance from Texas Tech University.  She also has a master’s degree in economics from Texas Tech.  Macy did her undergraduate work at the University of South Dakota, graduating summa cum laude and as an Honors Scholar with a B.A. in economics.  She completed minors in business administration, German, classical humanities, and modern dance while at USD.   Macy is also a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Bank School hosted by the University of Washington. 

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Anne Macy’s main teaching areas are security analysis, investments, portfolio management, and health care corporate finance.  Macy is also the Director of the Student-Managed Investment Fund.  The SMIF is a stock portfolio of funds that the finance students manage.  It is one of the largest sources of scholarships for the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.  Macy is currently the editor of the Southwestern Economic Review.  Macy serves on the Amarillo Area Foundation’s Investment Board.  She is also a frequent speaker for various organizations ranging from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to the Amarillo Realtors Association.  

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Macy’s main research focus is on investment decisions; both at the firm and individual level.  Topics include the impact of regulation on returns in the health care sector and industry structure effects on firm performance.  She also writes pedagogical papers on economic and personal finance education topics.  Macy also researches specific industries such as banking and health care.  

Personal Sketch

Macy enjoys walking each evening, hiking on trips, and photography.  Macy is an avid movie and television watcher.  She and her husband have their own list of the top 100 movies of all time.  A favorite television show is Game of Thrones and according to a survey, her Game of Thrones husband is Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger), even though she would prefer it to be Jaime Lannister because he is incredibly good-looking and the same age.