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Newsmaker: Burton Hollifield

Burton Hollifield, Newsmaker. Hollifield, an economics professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, has been named the first recipient of the endowed PNC Professorship in Finance. The PNC Foundation cited professor Hollifield’s “excellence in teaching and sustained achievements in developing impactful research for the financial community.”
By Lou Kilzer
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: Hollifield, an economics professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, is the first recipient of the endowed PNC professorship in finance.

Age: 50

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Family: Wife, Elaine Hyder; daughter, Ilana, 11

Background: Hollifield joined Carnegie Mellon in 1998. His recent work has examined interest rates, the mortgage market and over-the-counter trading in financial markets. In 2007, he received the Tepper School's Business Teaching Award. Two years later, he got the school's George Leland Bach Teaching Award.

Education: Bachelor's degree in information systems, University of Calgary, 1984; master's degree and doctorate in financial economics, Carnegie Mellon, 1989 and 1992, respectively

Quote: “I chose economics because it affects everybody's lives. Besides, I always found it to be very intellectually interesting.”

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