Mark Seasholes conducts research in the field of financial economics. He received his
BA from Wesleyan University where he graduated with high honors in physics, Phi
Beta Kappa, and University Honors (the university's highest award.) University Honors
was awarded to 5 of 650 graduates his year. He received his AM and PhD degrees
from Harvard University.
Mark's research focuses on trading behavior and asset prices around the world. He
has written on cross-border equity investments, herding behavior of individual
investors, and loss aversion. Current work focuses on liquidity and asset pricing. One
project looks at the systematic liquidity demands of individual investors. A second
project studies NYSE specialist inventories (a measure of liquidity provided to the
Work experience includes a number of years on Wall Street and in the emerging
markets of East/Central Europe. Mark was one of the first equity analysts in
post-communist Poland. He has completed a valuation project in Honduras, helped
with the Lloyds of London restructuring, and given a series of lectures in the People's
Republic of China. Mark's work includes work with State Street Bank and Trust and
their portfolio flow indices.
Professor Seasholes taught at U.C. Berkeley Haas School from 2000 to 2007 where he
won teaching awards in three programs: Daytime MBA, Undergrad Program, and
Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA. He has visited at Northwestern-Kellogg, INSEAD,
and worked at Santa Clara University.
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