David Taylor Wins 1st Place at Student Research Forum
For release: April 24, 2013
FCBE Ph.D. Economics student, David Taylor, was awarded 1st Place for his research,
poster and presentation of the “Rationale for Irrational Behavior in the Stock Market
and the Spillover Effect of Being Known for Oil Spills” in the university-wide 25th
Annual Student Research Forum. He competed in the graduate level, business category.
Taylor received a plaque to commemorate this accomplishment as well as a monetary
“Our University has become a major comprehensive urban research center, focusing on
basic and applied research that is directly beneficial to this region. [Our students’]
research and presentations here and in other regional national forums bring honor
and recognition to the University of Memphis,” said Dr. Shirley Raines, University
“We are extremely proud of David’s recent recognition. This award reflects not only
the high-caliber of his individual research, but also the top-quality economics program
offered at Fogelman College,” said Dr. Bill Smith, Chair of the Economics Department.