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Fall 2009

International organization gives award to new professor.

In August 2008, T. Scott Findley stood before the 64th Annual World Congress for the International Institute of Public Finance and took in some applause.

Scott Findley walks across campus with Shannon Stevenson, left, Lindi Brown and Stephen Young. (Photo by Steve Eaton)

The group, which was meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands, included some of the world’s leading scholars on pension design and reform and some other very well-known economists. They were recognizing Findley and Huntsman Professor Frank Caliendo with the 2008 Young Economists Award of the International Institute of Public Finance for some of their joint research on optimal public pension design that stands out for “scientific quality, creativity, and relevance.”

When Findley arrives at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business as a new professor he may be, at first, just another new face on campus. It’s not likely, however, that he’ll need someone to show him around campus.
Findley earned his B.A. degree in 2000, his B.S. degree and M.A degree in 2003, and his M.S. degree in 2004, all from Utah State University. He received his doctorate in economics at Colorado State University in 2007 where he earned the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for the Department of Economics.

Recently, Findley has been teaching at the University of New Mexico, but he said he is “extremely happy” to be coming back to Logan.

“I think Cache Valley is the ideal location to live and raise a family,” he said. “I love the outdoors, and my favorite hobby is backpacking and fly-fishing. Utah State and Cache Valley have the total package; and in my opinion, USU is the best kept secret in the entire country.”