Penn State Worthington Scranton will serve as regional sponsor for the Journal of International Finance and Economics (JIFE). The Journal of International Finance and Economics is an international peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of economic and finance empirical studies. Penn State Worthington Scranton Assistant Professor of Finance Byron Hollowell, Ph.D., has been named Managing Editor of JIFE. Dr. Hollowell will share responsibility for shaping the direction of the Journal and maintaining the quality and currency of published articles with Dr. Bhavesh Patel.
Dr. Hollowell's research interests focuses on the areas of agency theory, banking efficiency, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, ethics, corporate control, initial public offerings, the scholarship of teaching and learning and adult learning theory.
He has published research articles in the Journal of Bank, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Business and Economics, Teaching Excellence Journal and Contemporary Finance Digest. He recently sole authored an article on mergers and acquisitions in the International Finance Journal.
Dr. Hollowell earned the doctorate degree in Finance with support studies in quantitative economics and statistics from Florida State University. He earned the bachelor in business administration degree from LeMoyne-Owen College, receiving the Faculty Assembly Service Award and graduating as Valedictorian with Highest Distinction.
While in industry, Dr. Hollowell served as assistant controller at Guardian Bank, Boca Raton, FL and was an actuary with the American International Group in New York City. He also served at J.P. Morgan, Inc. where he focused on international mergers and acquisitions as a Wall Street financial analyst.
Dr. Hollowell's academic service credentials are varied and active and include his service as co-president of the Los Angeles Investment Banking Board. He resides in Clarks Summit, PA.