CV

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Education
    Columbia University
    Ph. D. in Financial Economics, 2014.
        Thesis Title: Portfolio Spillovers and a Limit to Diversification.
        Thesis Chair: Professor Kent Daniel.
        MPhil in Finance, 2011.
    Brigham Young University
        B.S. in Physics (Magna Cum Laude) with University Honors, 2008.
        minor in Mathematics, 2008.
        minor in Economics, 2008.

Employment
Brigham Young University, Marriott School, Provo, UT
    Assistant Professor of Finance, August 2014 - present.
    Teaching Responsibilities: Money, Banking, and Business (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
Research and Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, 2009-2013.
Consultant, Edgewood Management, LLC., 2012- 2013.
Algorithmic Programmer - Smile, 2010-2012.
Consultant, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate, 2010-2011.
Research Assistant - BYU Chaos & Complexity Group, 2007-2008.
CERN, Research Intern, 2007.
Research Assistant - BYU Quantum Optics Group, 2005-2007.

Selected Papers 
  1. "Monthly Payment Targeting and the Demand for Maturity" with Taylor Nadauld and Chris Palmer
  2. Real Effects of Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” with Taylor Nadauld and Chris Palmer.
  3. Overselling Winners and Losers: How Mutual Fund Trading Behavior and Price Effects” with Li An.
  4. Contributions to "Algorithm for Generating Derivative Structures" by Hart, G. L. W., Forcade, R. Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008).
Working Papers
  1. "The Capitalization of Consumer Financing into Durable Goods Prices" with Taylor Nadauld, Chris Palmer, and Ryan Pratt.
  2. ”Price Comovement and Time Horizon: Fads & Fundamentals” with Robert Turley.
  3. ”Short it again” with Karl Diether.
  4. “Portfolio Spillovers and a Limit to Diversification”.
  5. “Bayesian Variable Selection and Factor Models”.
Presentations & Seminars
* denotes scheduled; + denotes co-author
American Finance Association annual meeting*, ( January, 2018)
Chicago Federal Reserve*+, (December, 2017)
CFPB Workshop on Risks, Trends, and Innovations in Credit Card Lending and Other Revolving
Credit+, (December, 2017)
University of Utah, (November, 2017)
Duke University+, (October, 2017)
FDIC Consumer Research Symposium, (October, 2017)
University of North Carolina+, (October, 2017)
Boston Federal Reserve+, (October, 2017)
New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets, (September, 2017)
Philadephia Federal Reserve+, (September, 2017)
Red Rock Finance Conference, (September, 2017)
National Bureau of Economic Research household nance summer institute+, (July, 2017)
Western Finance Association annual meeting, (June, 2017)
San Francisco Federal Reserve+, (May, 2017)
Ohio State alumni conference+, (April, 2017)
MIT Sloan+, (April, 2017)
BYU brown bag, (March, 2017)
NYU Household Finance Conference+, (Feb, 2017)
CFPB Conference, (December, 2016)
Haas+,(September, 2016)
Berkeley Finance+,(September, 2016)
BYU brown bag, (May, 2016)
Red Rock Finance Conference, (September, 2015)
BYU brown bag, (May, 2015)
European Financial Management Association+, (June, 2015)
Columbia University nance lunch seminar, (October, 2013)
Columbia University PhD student seminar, (October, 2013)
Columbia University PhD student seminar, (April, 2012)
Columbia University PhD Seminar, (November, 2011)
BYU Spring Research Conference, (Spring, 2008)
APS annual meeting, (March, 2008)
APS 4C SPS meeting (October, 2007)

Professional Service
Referee for the Journal of Finance,the Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science.
Coordinator for 3 Slide Thursday, BYU, Sept 2015 - Present.
Discussant at the FMA Annual Meeting 2015, substitute discussant for WFA 2015.
Dissertation committee member for Jaehyun Cho (2015).
Columbia University MSFE Admissions: Fall 2010, Fall 2011, and Fall 2012.
Helped run PhD Lunch Seminar, Columbia University, 2010-2011.
Organized corporate finance reading group, Columbia University, 2010.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
Professional
Finance Professor of the Year, BYU Finance Society, 2016-2017.
Best Paper Award, Ohio State Alumni Conference, 2017.
Finance Professor of the Year, BYU Finance Society, 2015-2016.
Finance Professor of the Year, BYU Finance Society, 2014-2015.
PhD Student Invitee to Red Rock Finance Conference, 2013.
Paul and Sandra Montrone Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia Business School, 2011.
Exemplary paper in B9311-011: (PhD) Corporate Finance. (received 3 times), 2010.
National Merit Scholar, 2004-2008.
Dean's undergraduate list (all semesters at Brigham Young University), 2004-2008.
BYU University Honors, 2008.

Personal
Eagle Scout, 2000.

Media Coverage
    Real Eects of Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets covered by marketwatch.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/people-are-making-a-major-mistake-when-choosing-auto-loans-2017-
10-24, October 2017.
    Real Eects of Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets covered by twocents.
https://twocents.lifehacker.com/dont-forget-you-can-shop-around-for-car-loans-1819515702, October 2017.


Public Service
Harlem Young Men Organization, President, 2012-2014
Hot Dogs & Homework, Youth Tutor, Manhattan, 2009-2010.
Service Missionary, Montreal, 2002-2004.
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