Mark Seasholes conducts research in the field of financial economics, focusing 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 market).
His 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 experience also includes work with State Street Bank and Trust and their portfolio flow indices.
Professor Seasholes has teaching experience in a number of countries and cultures. He taught at U.C. Berkeley Haas School from 2000 to 2007 where he won teaching awards in three different programs. Other teaching experiences include London Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Santa Clara University, and UT Austin. Visiting positions include INSEAD (France), Northwestern-Kellogg (USA), and University of Grenoble (France).
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.