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Indiana University Bloomington

James and Virginia Cozad Professor of Finance

Biographical Sketch

Charles Trzcinka, Ph.D, holds the James and Virginia Cozad Chair of Finance at Indiana University School of Business. Dr. Trzcinka is regarded as an expert on financial markets and investments.  He has published numerous scholarly articles in the best finance journals including four award winning articles and is frequently quoted on matters pertaining to individual investors. His monographs and articles dealing with mutual funds and institutional money management have received widespread attention in the national press (New York Times, MONEY Magazine, USA Today, Business Week, Forbes). He is the author of the Forbes Stock Market Course, a well known guide for individual investors.

Dr. Trzcinka received a Ph.D. in financial economics from Purdue University. His academic and professional assignments, among other things, have included: professorships at SUNY Buffalo and New York University; Director of the U.S. Commerce Department's MBA program in the People's Republic of China; and, Senior Economist with the Office of Economic Analysis of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been a consultant to a variety of investment organizations, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Virginia Retirement System, Richards & Tierney, and the New York State Attorney General's Office. Dr. Trzcinka is a member of the American Economics Association, American Finance Association and the Association for Investment Management and Research.

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