lobo-bentoBento Lobo, Ph.D., CFA
Head, Department of Finance & Economics
First Tennessee Bank Distinguished Professor of Finance
Email: Bento-Lobo@utc.edu
Phone: 423.425.1700
Office: Fletcher Hall 417-C


CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute, Charlottesville, VA

Ph.D., Financial Economics, The University of New Orleans

M.A., Economics, The University of New Orleans

M.M.S., Finance & Accounting, Bombay University, India

B.A., Economics, St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, India

FIN 4120 - International Finance

FIN 3180 - Financial Institutions 

FIN 3020 - Essentials of Managerial Finance

FIN 3200 - Intermediate Financial Management

UHON 3550 - What will the Fed do? An introduction to Macro-Finance

FIN 5760 - International Finance

FIN 5180 - Financial Institutions

Executive Education Module - Making Sense of Your Business Environment: The Secrets in Economic Indicators

Economic Effects of Broadband

Monetary Policy and Asset Markets

Economics of Higher Education

Oustanding Faculty Teaching Award, UTC (2016) and UTC College of Business (2016)

UTC Council of Scholars Inductee (2014)

Oustanding Service Award, UTC College of Business (2012-2013)

Alpha Society Inductee, UTC (2011)

UTC Summer Research Grant (2014, 2015, 2016)

First Tennessee Bank Distinguished Professorship (July 2011-Present)

Featured Faculty in Cityscope Magazine (2010, 2011) and Chattanooga Today - Year in Review (2009, 2010)

Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Fall 2009)

UC Foundation Professorship (2006-Present)

Teaching Learning Technology Faculty Fellows Program (2004-2005)

Oustanding Graduate Teacher - MBA Program, The University of Louisiana, Lafayette (2001)

Toussaint Hocevar Memorial "Oustanding Ph.D. Candidate in Financial Economics" Award, The University of New Orleans (1995)


Member, Financial Management Association

Member, CFA Institute

Board of Directors, CFA Society East Tennessee


Editorial Board, Journal of Business, Economics, and Finance

Editorial Board, Review of Development and Cooperation

Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management


Lobo, Bento J. and Lisa A. Burke-Smalley, forthcoming, “An empirical investigation of the  

financial value of a college degree,” Education Economics 

Broughton, John B. and Bento J. Lobo, forthcoming, “Herding and anchoring in macroeconomic  

forecasts: The case of the PMI,” Empirical Economics. 

Broughton, John B. and Bento J. Lobo, forthcoming, “Equity duration and portfolio risk  

management,” Journal of Investing. 

Lobo, Bento J. (2000), Asymmetric effects of interest rate changes on stock prices,” The Financial Review, 35, 125-144. 

Lobo, Bento J., and David Tufte (1998), Exchange rate volatility: Does politics matter?” Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 20(2), Spring, 351-65. 

Lobo, Bento J.  (2015), "The realized value of fiber optic and smart grid infrastructure in Hamilton County,Tennessee", UTC Whitepaper. 

Broughton, John B. and Bento J. Lobo (2014), “Equity duration of value and growth indices,”  

Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 24, No. 2, 33-42. 

Roedder, Chad and Bento J. Lobo (2014), “The credit crisis: A policy critique,” Economics  

and Finance Review, Vol.3, No.6, 1-10 (April 2014) 

Lobo, Bento J.  (2011), “What is the future of the U.S. dollar?” Journal of Corporate  

Accounting and Finance, Vol. 22, Number 6, 3-10, (Lead Article). 

Lobo, Bento J., Christi Wann and John G. Fulmer, Jr. (2010), “Greece: How can companies  

manage the new risks?” Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Vol. 21, Number 6, 19-24. 

Wann, Christi, and Bento J. Lobo (2010), Gender-based trading: Evidence from a classroom  

experiment,” Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 9 No.2 (Winter 2010), 54-61. 

Lobo, Bento J. (2010), “India: The changing economic and cultural landscape,” Education  

About Asia, Vol 15, Number 1, Spring 2010, 10-15. 

Wann, Christi, and Bento J. Lobo (2010), “State dependent dividend preferences: The case of  

economic recessions,” American Journal of Business Research, Vol.2 No.1. 

Lobo, Bento J., Christi Wann and John G. Fulmer, Jr. (2009), “Managing late payments for  

international sales,” Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Vol. 20, Number 6, 39-45. 

 Lobo, Bento J., Soumen Ghosh, and Andy Novobilski (2008), “The economic impact of  

broadband: Estimates from a regional input-output model,” Journal of Applied Business Research, 2008, Vol. 24, Number 2, 103-114.http://dx.doi.org/10.19030/jabr.v24i2.1357 

Chen Heng, Bento J. Lobo, and Wing-Keung Wong (2007), “Globalization and emerging  

stock market integration: Evidence from a FIVECM-MGARCH model,” Global Review of Business and Economic Research, 2007, Vol. 3 No. 1, 47-65. 

Lobo, Bento J., John G. Fulmer, Jr., (2006), “Till v SCS Credit Corp.: A tutorial in subprime  

interest rate determination,” The Journal of Finance Case Research, Vol. 8 (Number 1), 89-102. 

Lobo, Bento J., Christopher M. Brockman, and Beverly K. Brockman (2006), “A study of college  

student business media habits and perceptions of the Wall Street Journal,” The Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Spring 2006, 1-5. 

Lobo, Bento J., Ali Darrat, and Sanjay Ramchander (2006), “The asymmetric impact of  

monetary policy on currency markets,” The Financial Review, Vol. 41 (2) May 2006, 289-303. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6288.2006.00142.x 

Darrat Ali, Marc Chopin and Bento J. Lobo (2005), “Money and macroeconomic performance:  

Revisiting divisia money,” Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 14 Issue 2 (2005), 93-101. (Lead Article).https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rfe.2004.05.002 

Lobo, Bento J., and James Henley (2004), Can socio-cultural factors aid in the understanding  

of economic problems? The case of Japan,” Global Business and Economics Review, Volume 6, Number 2, December, 230 – 238. 

Lobo, Bento J. (2002), Large changes in major exchange rates: A chronicle of the 1990s,”  

            Applied Financial Economics, 12(11), 805-11. 

Lobo, Bento J. (2002), Interest rate shocks and stock prices,” The Financial Review, 37 (1)  

            (February), 73-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-6288.00005 

Lobo, Bento J. (2000), Asymmetric effects of interest rate changes on stock prices,” The  

            Financial Review, 35, 125-144.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6288.2000.tb01424.x 

Lobo, Bento J. (1999), Jump risk in the U.S. stock market: Evidence using political  

information,” Review of Financial Economics, 8, 149-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1058-3300(00)00011-2 

Lobo, Bento J., and David Tufte (1998), Exchange rate volatility: Does politics matter?”  

Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 20(2), Spring, 351-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0164-0704(98)00062-7