Dr. Abhishel VarmaDoes an investor’s gender, religion or politics influence his or her stock purchases?

The question of “sin stock”  ownership, recently investigated by Illinois State University’s Abhishek Varma  and his co-authors, was the focus of this recent Wall Street Journal article http://blogs.wsj.com/totalreturn/2011/11/21/whos-more-likely-to-own-sin-stocks/?mod=google_news_blog

Dr. Abhishek Varma is a member of the Finance, Insurance and Law Department in the College of Business.