Tom McCue is an Associate Professor of Finance. Professor McCue teaches the undergraduate and graduate case courses, real estate and fixed income courses. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy. He worked for seven years in real estate development in Wilmington, Delaware. He then attended Virginia Tech for his MBA; followed by four years at the University of North Carolina where he earned his Ph.D. in Finance in 1984. He then taught at the University of Virginia and the George Washington University before moving to Duquesne in 1989. He has served on advisory boards in the community and consulted for Prudential, IBM and other companies in real estate and financial matters. He has written extensively in real estate and financial journals, most notably The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Journal, The Journal of Real Estate Research and the Journal of Financial Research. He lives in Butler County with his wife and three children.
In his research, Professor McCue has worked to investigate real estate as an alternative investment, especially for pension funds. He has produced papers that have examined past real-estate returns, real estate's inflation protection and its correlation with other financial assets. More recently, he has examined how fluctuations in the macro-economy have impacted various property types. Other than real estate he has also published several papers in the derivatives area.