Professor Jesse A. Blocher joined the Finance group at Owen in 2012 after completing his Ph.D. at The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His study “Contagious Capital: A Network Analysis of Interconnected Intermediaries” (2011) won the Financial Research Association’s Michael J. Barclay Award for best solo-authored paper by a young scholar. Another paper, “The Long and the Short of It: Evidence of Year-End Price Manipulation by Short Sellers” (2011) won the BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Center at Singapore Management University research award. In addition, Professor Blocher won the 2012 Shmuel Kandel Award for an outstanding doctoral student in Financial Economics at the Utah Winter Finance Conference. And in 2010 he was awarded an American Financial Association Travel Grant to attend one of academic finance’s most prestigious conferences.
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1997 M.S., Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998 Ph.D., Finance, University of North Carolina — Kenan-Flagler Business School, 2012
Research Interest(s): Asset pricing, market intermediaries
Area(s) of Expertise:
Hedge and mutual funds, market structure and inter-connectedness, liquidity, securities lending, financial networks, collateralized investments, exchange-traded funds, market complexity