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Bento Lobo, Ph.D., CFA
Department Head of Finance & Economics, First Tennessee Bank Distinguished Professorship of Finance
Finance & Economics
B.A., M.M.S., M.A., Ph.D., CFA
  Fletcher Hall 412-B

Policy effects on financial markets
News and exchange rate dynamics

Domestic and International Asset Pricing
Monetary Policy and Asset Markets
Political Risk

Ph.D. - 1995, University of New Orleans
M.A. - 1992, University of New Orleans
M.M.S. - 1989, University of Mumbai (Bombay), India
B.A. - 1987, St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai (Bombay), India

Sample Publications

2014: "The Credit Crisis: A Policy Critique," Economics and Finance Review, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1-10. Co-author: W. C. Roedder.


2011: "The Future of the U.S. Dollar," Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Vol 22, No. 6., 3-10 (Lead Article).

2010: "Gender-based Trading: Evidence from a Classroom Experiment," Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 9 No. 2 (Winter 2010), 54-61, Co-author C. Wann.

2010: "Greece: How Can Companies Manage the New Risks?" Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Vol. 21, No. 6, 19-24.   Co-authors J.R. Fulmer and C. Wann.

2010: “India: The Changing Economic and Cultural Landscape,” Education About Asia, Vol 15, Number 1, Spring 2010, 10-15.

2009: “State Dependent Dividend Preferences: The Case of Economic Recessions,” American Journal of Business Research, Vol.2 No.1, Co-author C. Wann.

2009: “Managing Late Payments for International Sales," Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Vol. 20, Iss. 6. 39-45. Co-authors J.R. Fulmer and C. Wann.

2008: The Economic Impact of Broadband: Estimates from a Regional Input-Output Model, Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 24, Number 2, 103-114 (with A. Novobilski and S. Ghosh).

2007: Globalization and Emerging Stock Market Integration: Evidence from a FIVECM-MGARCH model, Global Review of Business and Economic Research, Vol. 3 No. 1, 47-65. (with H. Chen W-K Wong). 

2006: Till v SCS Credit Corp.: A Tutorial in Subprime Interest Rate Determination , The Journal of Finance Case Research, forthcoming.

2006: The asymmetric impact of monetary policy on currency markets, The Financial Review, Vol. 41 (2), May 2006.

2006: "Economies of China, India challenge U.S.,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/14/2006 (with J. Hinchee, M. Prichard, J. Sharp, E. Uptain).

2005: A study of college student business media habits and perceptions of the Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Learning in Higher Education, forthcoming.

2005: "Weak dollar benefits Tennessee economy,” Business Trend, Summer 2005 Vol. 3. No. 5 (with J. Allara, D. Osborne, and A. Santos).

2005: "Uneasiness grows as dollar feels debt strain,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/22/2005 (with A. Jones, J. Baldwin, J. Chastain, and S. Stevens).

2004: "Bombs, bribes, culture clashes affect the bottom line,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/23/2004 (with J. Ballard, M. Duke, T. Hodges, D. Jensen and C. Stewart).

2004: “Can socio-cultural factors aid in the understanding of economic problems? The case of Japan.” Global Business and Economic Review, forthcoming .

2004: “Money and Macroeconomic Performance: Revisiting Divisia Money,” The Review of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

2003: " Deflation puts Japan in ditch; is U.S. next?” Chattanooga Times Press, 6/1/2003 (with K. Buonocore, N. Galvani, J. Haggard and C. Nichols) .

2002: " Argentina: No longer a land of romance and opportunity,” The Daily Advertiser, 5/19/2002 (with R. LeCompte, P. L. Guillory, D. Robin and M. Fase).

2002: "Japan on the edge of an abyss,” The Daily Advertiser, 1/13/2002 ( with K. Broussard, C. Taulbee and T. Watson) .

2002: Large Changes in Major Exchange Rates: A Chronicle of the 1990s. Applied Financial Economics, forthcoming 12(11)

2002: Interest Rate Shocks and Stock Prices. The Financial Review, 37 (1) (February).

Professional Activities and Memberships
Financial Management Association 
CFA Institute
CFA Society of East Tennessee
National Association of Business Economists

Editorial Board for Journal of Business, Economics, and Finance
Editorial Board for Review of Development and Cooperation 
Editorial Board for Journal of Risk and Financial Management

Honors and Awards

UTC Council of Scholars (2014)
Outstanding Service Award, UTC College of Business (2012-2013)
Alpha Society inductee, UTC (2011)
First Tennessee Bank Distinguished Professorship (July 2011 - present)
Featured Faculty in CityScope Magazine (2010, 2011)
Featured Faculty in Chattanooga Today – Year in Review (2009, 2010)
Sabbatical (approved), UTC (Fall 2009)
UC Foundation Professorship (2006-present)
Max Finley Merit Professor, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2004-present)
UC Foundation Faculty Development Grant for $3106, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2005)
Dean’s Merit for Faculty Achievement, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2003-present)
Teaching Learning Technology Faculty Fellows Program (2004-05)
Graduate Faculty, The University of New Orleans (1995-1996)
The University of Louisiana-Lafayette (1996-2002)
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the COB's MBA Program, The University of Louisiana, Lafayette, April (2001)
Toussaint Hocevar Memorial "Outstanding Ph.D Candidate in Financial Economics" Award, The University of New Orleans, (1995)