Benjamin M. Blau

Associate Professor
Department of Economics and Finance
Huntsman School of Business
Utah State University
603 Business
3565 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah  84322
Phone: 435-797-2340
Fax: 435-797-2301

    Ph.D. in Finance, University of Mississippi
        Minor: Econometrics
        Minor: Microeconomics
    M.S. in Economics, Utah State University
    B.S. in Finance, Utah State University
        Minor: Economics


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Academic Interests: 
    Asset Pricing
    Market Efficiency
    Short Selling
    Market Microstructure
    Derivatives Markets
    Public Policy

Awards and Recognition:

    Huntsman School of Business Researcher of the Year - 2013

    Department Researcher of the Year - 2013

    Best Paper in 2012 - Journal of Financial Research
    Huntsman School of Business Teacher of the Year - 2012

    Department Teacher of the Year - 2012

    Best Paper Semifinalist - 2011 Financial Management Association 

    Department Research Mentor of the Year - 2011

    Best Paper in 2010 - Financial Review

    Brigham Young University, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching – 2009

    University of Mississippi Graduate School Research Grant – 2007, 2008

    American Finance Association Travel Grant – 2008 

    University of Mississippi Ph.D. Student of the Year – 2008



Recent Referee Service:                                                 

    Financial Management                                              

    Journal of Banking and Finance

    Journal of Corporate Finance

    Journal of Empirical Finance

    Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

    Journal of Futures Markets

    Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

    Journal of Risk and Insurance

Media Mentions

    Wall Street Journal

    Washington Examiner



    International Business Times


    Smart Money Magazine


    Chicago Tribune