Jonathan Scott


  • Finance
Office: Alter Hall 030C
Phone: 215.204.7605

Jonathan A. Scott, Ph.D. is a professor of finance at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He currently serves as the academic director of the Fox Honors program, undergraduate program director for the Finance Department, and the managing director of the Fox School’s William C. Dunkelberg Owl Fund.

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Dr. Scott also serves as an independent director and chair of the audit committee of the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and is an adjunct scholar with the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation.

His research focuses on small business access to credit markets, with publications in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Venturing, and Financial Review.

Dr. Scott teaches in the undergraduate, MBA and EMBA programs in Philadelphia and Tokyo. He has received numerous teaching awards at the Fox School and Temple, most recently the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award in April, 2008 and the Temple Great Teacher Award in April, 2010.

Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Scott was a senior financial executive at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas during the thrift crisis. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Cincinnati (1972) and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University (1980).

Sample Publications

  • Hill, T., Scott, J. (2014). Knows me and my business: How preferences for social relationships affect small firm owners' choice of banks. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Scott, J., Stull, W., Dunkelberg, W., Moore, C. (2013). Do Entrepreneurial goals matter? Resource Allocation in Newly-Established Owner-Managed Firms. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(2), 225-240.
  • Scott, J., Hein, S. E. (2011). The Federal Home Loan Bank System: A Government Sponsored Enterprise that Avoided Conservatorship. Journal of Applied Finance, 21, 44-61.
  • Scott, J. A., Dunkelberg, W. C. (2010). Competition for Small Firm Banking Business: Banks Actions vs. Market Structure. Journal of Banking and Finance, 34, 2788-2800.
  • Dunkelberg, W., Scott, J., Chow, M. J. (2010). Inflexible Wages and Prices? Evidence in the Current Recession. Business Economics, 45, 94-101.
  • Scott, J., Dunkelberg, W. (2009). The Response of Small Business Owners to Changes in Monetary Policy. Business Economics, 44, 23-37.

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Futures "Hats Off to You Award" 2014
  • Temple Great Teacher Award 2010
  • Adolph G. Abramson, National Association for Business Economics 2009
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award, Temple University 2008
  • National Association of Business Economics Best Paper Award


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Financial Management (Undergraduate Honors)
  • Fixed Income (Undergraduate)
  • Private Equity (MBA)