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Hank Bessembinder


Francis J. and Mary B. Labriola Endowed Chair in Competitive Business

Office:BAC 571
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873906
Tempe, AZ 85287-3906

Phone: 480-965-1201
Fax: 480-965-8539
Email: Hendrik.Bessembinder@asu.edu
Hank Bessembinder

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Job Title
Professor of Finance; Francis J. and Mary B. Labriola Chair.

PhD, University of Washington, 1986; MBA, Washington State University, 1978; BS, Utah State University, 1977.

Research Areas  
Trading Costs; Trading Strategies; Market Design; Stock Markets; Energy Markets; Futures Markets; Foreign Exchange Markets; Bond Markets; International Finance.  

Recent Consulting   
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of the Treasury,  JP Morgan, Interactive Data Corporation, ProShares LLC, Societe Generale.  

Academic Positions Held  
Arizona State University: 2015-present.  Previous appointments: University of Utah, 2001-2015; Emory University, 1999-2001. 

Representative Publications

“Market Making Contracts, Firm Value, and the IPO Decision” (with Jia Hao and Kuncheng Zheng), Journal of Finance, forthcoming.

“Predictable Corporate Distributions and Stock Returns” (with Feng Zhang), Review of Financial Studies, April 2015.

“Firm Characteristics and Long-run Stock Returns after Corporate Events” (with Feng Zhang), Journal of Financial Economics, July 2013.

“Noisy Prices and Inference Regarding Returns” (with Elena Asparouhova and Ivalina Kalcheva), Journal of Finance, April 2013.

“Liquidity Biases in Asset Pricing Tests” (with Elena Asparouhova and Ivalina Kalcheva), Journal of Financial Economics, May 2010.

“Hidden Liquidity: An Analysis of Order Exposure Strategies in Automated Markets” (with Kumar Venkataraman and Marios Panayides), Journal of Financial Economics, December 2009.

“Measuring Abnormal Bond Performance” (with William Maxwell, Kathleen Kahle, and Danielle Xu), Review of Financial Studies, October 2009.

“Market Transparency, Liquidity Externalities, and Institutional Trading Costs in Corporate Bonds” (with William Maxwell and Kumar Venkataraman), Journal of Financial Economics, November 2006.


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

FIN 502 - Managerial Finance
Develops analytical techniques and financial theories used to make optimal decisions in a corporate setting.

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