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U. finance prof Bessembinder a visiting scholar at USU business school

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The Salt Lake Tribune

A University of Utah finance wizard, whose research helped change the way U.S. stocks are traded, has agreed to serve as the latest visiting scholar at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

Hendrick “Hank” Bessembinder — a specialist in energy markets, international finance, investments and governance, market transparency, market volatility and mutual funds — will make regular trips to Logan this academic year, starting Wednesday, to work with faculty and students in a series of seminars that will culminate in a public lecture in April.

Bessembinder, a 1977 USU graduate, occupies the A. Blaine Huntsman presidential chair at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business, where he is a professor of finance. He edits three of the top four journals in his field and is considered among the most prolific academic authors in finance.

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