Associate Dean & Professor of Finance
Rehn Hall, 116A
618 | 453-7960
Associate Dean Mark A. Peterson chose SIU for “its geographical location and its people." “Our students, many of whom are from the region, share the same values that my family and I have," Peterson said.
Peterson joined the SIU faculty in 1997. He researches investments, in general, and market microstructure in particular. Market microstructure deals with the subject of trading in financial assets. Current research projects include an analysis of how short selling regulation affects trading of stocks and the benefits of using investment bankers in raising equity capital.
From 1996 to 1999, Peterson was a visiting economist at the Office of Economic Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Born in San Diego, Calif., Peterson was raised in Connecticut, Indiana and Nebraska. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1987, a master's degree in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and a doctorate degree in finance from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996.
- Market microstructure, dealing with the subject of trading in financial assets
“BE/ME and E/P Work Better Than ME/BE or P/E in Regressions,” with Jim Musumeci, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 17, 1272-1288 (2011)
“The Effect of the Uptick Rule on Spreads, Depths, and Short Sale Prices,” with Gordon Alexander, Journal of Trading, Vol. 3, 38-44 (2008)
“The Effect of Price Tests on Trader Behavior and Market Quality: An Analysis of Reg SHO” with Gordon Alexander, Journal of Financial Markets, Vol. 11/1, 84-111 (2008)
“An Analysis of Trade-size Clustering and its Relationship to Stealth Trading,” with Gordon Alexander. Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 84, No. 2, 435-471 (2007)
- Outstanding Researcher Honor Roll, Southern Illinois University, College of Business, 2003, 2004
- Summer Scholars Award, Southern Illinois University, College of Business, 1998-2004
- Researcher of the Year, Southern Illinois University, College of Business, 2003
- FMA Competitive Paper Award in Market Microstructure, 2003
- Summer Research Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, Office of Research Development and Administration, 1998