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Mark Seasholes


Office:BAC 593
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873906
Tempe, AZ 85287-3906

Phone: 480-965-4475
Fax: 480-965-8539
Email: Mark.Seasholes@asu.edu
Mark Seasholes

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Job Title

   PhD, Harvard University, 2000; MA, Harvard University, 1997;  BA, Wesleyan University, 1990.

Research Areas
     Asset pricing, Market frictions, International markets

Current Projects
"Asset Price Dynamics with Limited Attention”, “Information Production, Volume, and Return Dynamics”, “Common Factors, Information, and Portfolio Choice”


Academic Positions Held
   Arizona State University: Professor, 2016-present
   Harvard Business School:  Visitor, July 2015- December 2015
   HKUST:  Professor, 2011- 2015, Associate Professor 2008-2011
   U.C. Berkeley, Assistant Professor, 2000-2007.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
   JOIM Special Distinction Award, 2013
   Franklin Prize Finalist, HKUST, 2009, 2011;
   FMA Best Paper Award in Market Microstructure 2007
   GSAM Quant Best Paper Prize, 2006
   Cheit Award (Executive MBA), UC Berkeley, Dec 2005
   Cheit Award (Daytime MBA), UC Berkeley May 2002
   Cheit Award (Undergraduate), May 2002, May 2001 (2nd place)


Representative Publications

“Investing in What You Know: The Case of Individual Investors and Local Stocks” (with N. Zhu) 2013, Journal of Investment Management 11 (1), 20-30.

“Risk and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns” (with R. Burlacu, S. Jimenez-Garces, and P. Fontaine) 2012, Journal of Financial Economics 105, 511-522.

“Trading Imbalances and the Law of One Price” (with C. Liu) 2011, Economics Letters 112, 132-134.

“Individual Investors and Local Bias” (with N. Zhu) 2010, Journal of Finance, 65(5) October, 1987-2011.

“Time-Variation in Liquidity: The Role of Market Maker Inventories and Revenues” (with C. Comerton-Forde, T. Hendershott, C. Jones, and P. Moulton) 2010, Journal of Finance, 65(1), 295-331.

“Trading Imbalances, Predictable Reversals, Cross-Stock Price Pressure” (with S. Andrade and C. Chang) 2008, Journal of Financial Economics, 88(2) May, 406-423.


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FIN 591 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.

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