Jesse Blocher

Jesse A. Blocher

Assistant Professor of Finance


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


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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 and already has had work published in the Journal of Financial Economics. 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 and is scheduled to be presented at the 2014 American Financial Association meetings in Philadelphia, PA. 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.


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Fax: 615-343-7177
Office #: 303 Management Hall
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