The Marshall Blume Prizes in Financial Research

Marshall Blume, Howard Butcher III Professor Emeritus of Financial Management; Professor Emeritus of Finance
Marshall Blume, Howard Butcher III Professor Emeritus of Financial Management; Professor Emeritus of Finance

The Marshall Blume Prizes in Financial Research were established in 2011 to honor Marshall Blume (Center Director from 1986 – 2010)  upon his retirement from the Wharton Finance Department after over 40 years of service.   The Prizes are funded exclusively by the generosity of Mr. Bruce Terker, W’76, WG’78, a former student of Marshall Blume and longtime benefactor of the Center.

The Marshall Blume Prizes in Financial Research are awarded annually to the best Rodney L. White Center working papers. First prize is $10,000, and honorable mentions collectively receive $5,000.

2017 Marshall Blume Prizes

First Prize
Cyclical Dispersion in Expected Defaults
Joao F. Gomes, Marco Grotteria and Jessica A. Wachter

Honorable Mentions
Customer Capital, Financial Constraints and Stock Returns
Winston Wei Dou, Yan Ji , David Reibstein and Wei Wu

Core-periphery Trading Networks
Chaojun Wang