Andy Puckett is an Associate Professor and the Massingale Scholar in the Department of Finance at the University of Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia and his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University. Dr. Puckett's primary research interests are in the areas of institutional investing, sell-side analysts, executive ethics, and market microstructure. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among others. Dr. Puckett’s research has also been presented at numerous conferences including those of the American Finance Association Conference and National Bureau of Economic Research.