Donald Fraser, finance professor and holder of the Hugh Roy Cullen Chair in Business, and Chase Professor of Finance James Kolari were both ranked among the most prolific authors in finance literature by the Journal of Finance Literature this spring.

“Prolific Authors in the Finance Literature: A Half Century of Contributions” ranks the most-published finance scholars worldwide from 1953 to 2002. Article authors Phillip L. Cooley and Jean L. Heck examined 17,573 scholars who published in 72 peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Fraser, a 30-year veteran Mays professor, has penned or co-authored 12 books and published more than 100 articles in leading finance journals. He is ranked No. 26 most-published by the journal.

He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research,Journal of the Midwest Finance Association and as a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Retail Banking.

Kolari has taught at Mays since 1980 and has written eight co-authored books and more than 50 scholarly articles. He is ranked No. 361 most prolific of the total 17,000 authors reviewed in the most-published scholar list.

Previously a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 1982 and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki and Bank of Finland in 1986, Kolari has been a consultant to the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Bankers Association, Independent Bankers Association of America and U.S. Information Agency.