The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Department of Finance

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403


UTC College of Business



Bento J. Lobo, Ph.D., CFA

First Tennessee Bank Distinguished Professor of Finance

Academic Advisor, Finance for the Future Initiative


412-B Fletcher Hall
Phone: 423-425-1700
Fax:     423-425-5255
Email: Bento-Lobo@utc.edu

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Every Breath You Take
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The 1998 Global Financial Crash [PBS]

The Financial Crisis & Recovery

Bush-Blair Love Song

Bank for International Settlements [BIS]

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Last Update: 10/01/2011

Fields of Interest

  • Domestic and international asset pricing 
  • Monetary policy effects on asset markets
  • Political risk and Globalization
  • Behavioral Finance


Publications (Selected)

  • Gender-based Trading: Evidence from a classroom experiment, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 9 No.2 (Winter 2010), 54-61.

  • India: The changing economic and cultural landscape, Education About Asia, Vol 15, Number 1, Spring 2010, 10-15.

  • State dependent dividend preferences: The case of economic recessions, American Journal of Business Research, 2010, Vol.2 No.1. (with C. Wann)

  • The Economic Impact of Broadband: Estimates from a Regional Input-Output Model, Journal of Applied Business Research, 2008, Vol. 24, Number 2, 103-114 (with A. Novobilski and S. Ghosh).

  • The asymmetric impact of monetary policy on currency markets, The Financial Review, Vol. 41 No. 2, May 2006, (with A. Darrat and S. Ramchander).

  • Money and macroeconomic performance: Revisiting divisia money. Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 93-101 (2005), (with A. Darrat and M. Chopin).

  • 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 2004, 230-238, (with J. Henley).

  • Large changes in major exchange rates: A chronicle of the 1990s. Applied Financial Economics, 12(11), 2002, 805-11.

  • Interest rate shocks and stock prices. The Financial Review, 37 (1) (February 2002), 73-92. Download discussion paper.

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

  • Jump risk in the U.S. stock market: Evidence using political information. Review of Financial Economics, 8 (1999), 149-163.

  • Exchange rate volatility: Does politics matter? Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 20(2), Spring 1998, 351-65, (with D. Tufte).  

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Newspaper Articles (Selected)

Honors and Awards (Selected)

  • UC Foundation Professorship (2005-2011)

  • Max Finley Merit Professor (2004-)

  • Dean's Merit for Faculty Achievement (2003-)

  • Teaching Learning Technology Faculty Fellows Program (2004-5)

  • Who's Who in Finance and Industry

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers

  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the College of Business Administration, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, April 2001

  • Toussaint Hocevar Memorial "Outstanding Ph.D. Candidate in Financial Economics" Award, The University of New Orleans, 1995

Courses Taught

Teaching Philosophy