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02-17-2017

Bebonchu Atems Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Bebonchu Atems has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of economics & financial studies in the School of Business.

Bebonchu AtemsAtem's research focuses on issues related to income inequality, energy shocks and fiscal policy. His research on energy shocks examines how distinct demand and supply shocks that characterize the endogenous behavior of all price movements affects the macroeconomic phenomena and stock returns.

He has more than 12 refereed journal articles in such professional journals as Economics Letters, Journal of Regional Science, Empirical Economics, Energy Economics, Applied Economics Letters, American Journal of Managed Care, and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.

Atems teaches courses in econometrics, macroeconomics, data mining, and probability and statistics. In 2013, he received Clarkson's Outstanding New Teacher Award, the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Dr. Ralph Janaro Memorial Faculty Award.

He has presented his research at numerous academic conferences and has chaired several conference sessions. He has frequently served as ad hoc reviewer for highly regarded academic journals. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association.

Atems has been a faculty member since 2011. He received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his master of arts and doctoral degrees in economics from Kansas State University.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, 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 innovation with enterprise.

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[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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