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03-30-2010

Allan Zebedee Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Allan A. Zebedee has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of economics and financial studies in the School of Business.Allan Zebedee Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor

Zebedee received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of California at San Diego under the direction of Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle in 2001. His dissertation, titled "The Flow of Information in Financial Markets: A Market Microstructure Examination," examined the inter-relationship of different financial markets in the price discovery process.

Prior to joining Clarkson University in 2007, Zebedee was an assistant professor at San Diego State University and spent the 2006-2007 academic year at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., as an economic fellow. Among his responsibilities at the SEC, he jointly authored a staff report evaluating Regulation SHO and its impact on the financial markets. Regulation SHO was regulation implemented on January 3, 2005, by the SEC designed to update trading rules governing short sale practices.

Broadly speaking Zebedee’s research focuses on how information is incorporated into financial security prices. He has examined the role of regional exchanges in the price discovery process as well as the impact of U.S. monetary announcements on the equity markets. His research has been published in a number of leading academic journals including the Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Intermediation as well as Financial Market and Portfolio Management. One of his papers was recently selected by the editorial board of Financial Market and Portfolio Management as the Best Paper of the Year for 2008.

Zebedee has also extensive industry experience working as a consultant prior to returning to school for his Ph.D. While working for Xenergy, in Burlington, Mass., he helped evaluate energy demand management programs offered by regional utilities designed to influence the usage of electricity and gas of residential and commercial users. He has authored more than 50 reports examining energy demand programs. His work helps utilities monitor and assess their on-going efforts to promote energy efficiency.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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