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Nicholas Mangee

Professor of Finance


  • Ph.D. (Economics with Cognate in College Teaching), University of New Hampshire, 2011
  • Certificate (Advanced Macroeconometrics), University of Copenhagen, 2012
  • M.A. (Economics), University of New Hampshire, 2007
  • B.A. (Economics/Mathematics), St. Lawrence University, 2006

Areas of Specialization

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Time Series
  • Textual Analysis
  • Knightian Uncertainty
  • History of Thought


Nicholas Mangee is a professor of finance and the Faculty Fellow of Scholar and Student Success in the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. He is also a research associate for the Institute of New Economic Thinking Program on Knightian Uncertainty in financial markets. He has written the book, How Novelty and Narratives Drive the Stock Market: Black Swans, Animal Spirits and Scapegoats (Cambridge University Press, 2021), standing as the first comprehensive empirical treatment of narrative dynamics in the stock market. This seminal work applies big-data textual analytics to millions of financial news reports produced by Dow Jones & Co. and its subsidiaries over the past two decades. Findings show how non-repetitive events trigger unforeseeable change in processes driving stock market outcomes and how story threads help investors deal with uncertainty about the future. Mangee has also published in the areas of imperfect knowledge, history of thought, and structural change with the aim of deepening our understanding of stock market instability in response to a wide array of market events. His research has received attention from financial press outlets such as The Economist, Seeking Alpha, The CFA Institute, and Bloomberg News. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire in 2011.

Office Location

Parker College of Business Room 2224/Hawes Hall 208G
Fax 912-344-3485


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Last updated: 8/24/2022