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Scott Weisbenner
Assistant Professor of Finance

Educational Background

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics, 1999
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Economics, 1995

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 2000.

Recent Publications

Ivkovich, Z., Poterba, J., & Weisbenner, S. 2005. Tax-motivated trading by individual investors. American Economic Review, forthcoming.

Ivkovich, Z., & Weisbenner, S. 2005. Local does as local is: information content of the geography of individual investors' common stock investments. Journal of Finance, 60(1): 267-306.

Brown, J., and Weisbenner, S. 2004. Intergenerational transfers and savings behavior. In D. A. Wise (Ed.), Perspectives on the economics of aging, 81-201.Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Weisbenner, S., & Poterba, J. 2003. Inter-Asset differences in effective estate tax burdens. American Economic Review, 93: 360-365.

Weisbenner, S. 2002. Do pension plans with participant investment choice teach households to hold more equity? Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 1: 223-248.

Weisbenner, S., & Poterba, J. 2001. Capital gains tax rules, tax-loss trading, and turn-of-the-year returns. Journal of Finance, February, 56 (1): 353-368.

Weisbenner, S. 2001. Taxing estates and unrealized capital gains at death. Rethinking Estate and Gift Taxes.

Weisbenner, S., & Poterba, J. M. 2001. The distributional burden of taxing estates and unrealized capital gains at death: 422-449. In W. G. Gale, J. R. Hines, & J. Slemrod (Eds.), Rethinking Estate and Gift Taxation. Washington,D.C.: Brookings Institution.

Honors and Awards

Named to List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent at the University of Illinois, every year 2002-present.

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002-present. Grant, Social Security Administration, 2003.

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304C David Kinley Hall
1407 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-0872

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