Blaine Huntsman Professor of Finance

David Eccles School of Business


Prior to the U, Bessembinder was professor of finance at Emory University and Arizona State University. He holds a Ph.D. in finance, with minors in mathematics, business economics, and research methods from the University of Washington; MBA Washington State University; BS Business with economics minor Utah State University. His research interests focus on financial markets, including market design and trading costs, stock markets, foreign exchange markets, derivative security markets, energy markets, risk pricing, risk management, and international financial management.


Energy markets; international finance, investments and governance; market transparency; market volatility; mutual funds

Office Phone: 801-581-8268