Texas Tech University

Chris Browning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Personal Financial Planning

Email: christopher.m.browning@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8060

Office: HS 202


Chris Browning


Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University from 2013 to present; Undergraduate Program Director from 2018 - present; Assistant Professor and Department Chairperson at East Central University from 2011 to 2013; Instructor at West Texas A&M University from 2005-2007; Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University

Leadership / Awards Texas Tech University
PFPA Instructor of the Year (2015, 2016); Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award for the College of Human Sciences (2016); Academy of Financial Services Best Paper Award (2014)

Research Interests

Consumer behavior and financial decision making, retirement planning and policy

Classes Taught

Personal Financial Planning for Professionals (PFP 2315); Regulatory Policy (PFP 6383); Fundamentals of Asset Management (PFP 3376); Introduction to Personal Finance (PFP 3301); Professional Development I/II (PFP 3198/3298/5189/5289); Retirement Planning (PFP 3374/5394)

Recent Publications

Browning, C. (2018). Post-Retirement Spending Discomfort and the Role of Preparedness, Preferences, and Expectations. Journal of Personal Finance. Forthcoming, October 2018.

Payne, P. Kalenkoski, C. & Browning, C. (2018). Risk Tolerance and the Financial Satisfaction of Credit Card Users. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. Accepted, January 2018.

Lumby, J. Browning C., & Finke, M. (2017). The Impact of Product Knowledge and Quality of Care on Long-Term Care Insurance Demand: Evidence from the HRS. Journal of Personal Finance, 16 (2), 48-61.

Cheng Y., Browning C., & Gibson, P. (2017) The Value of Communication in the Client/Advisor Relationship. Journal of Financial Planning, 30 (8), 36-44.

Browning, C., Guo, T., Cheng, Y., & Finke, M. (2016). Spending in Retirement: Determining the Consumption Gap. Journal of Financial Planning, forthcoming.

Payne, P., Browning, C., & Kalenkoski, C. (2016). Public Reaction to Stock Market Volatility: Evidence from the ATUS. Applied Economic Letters, forthcoming.

Martin Jr, T., Guillemette, M., & Browning, C. (2016). Do Retirement Planning Strategies Alter the Effect of Time Preference on Retirement Wealth?. Applied Economics Letters, 1-3.

Guillemette, M., Browning, C., & Payne, P. (2015). Don't Like the Picture? Change the Frame: The Impact of Cognitive Ability and Framing on Risky Choice. Applied Economics Letters, 22(18), 1515-1518.

Browning, C., Huston, S., & Finke, M. (2015). Cognitive Ability and Post-retirement Asset Decumulation, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-12.

Browning, C. and Finke, M. (2015). Cognitive Ability and the Stock Reallocations of Retirees during the Great Recession. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49 (2), 356-375.