Austin aims to study relevant, real-world financial market phenomena with an emphasis on the creation and use of financial information by everyday people. His current research projects examine how individuals interact with financial market information in various settings such as mobile phone trading apps, fake financial news, ESG portfolio concerns, politics, and sports gambling markets.
Austin currently teaches the introductory managerial accounting course (BCOR 2303) at Leeds. Austin received both his B.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa.