Newsmaker: Burton Hollifield

| 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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