Joseph Mason

Hermann Moyse, Jr./Louisiana Bankers Association Endowed Chair of Banking at the Ourso School of Business, Louisiana State University; Senior Fellow at the Wharton School; Financial Industry Consultant for Empiris, LLC

Joseph Mason is the Hermann Moyse, Jr./Louisiana Bankers Association Endowed Chair of Banking at the Ourso School of Business, Louisiana State University, a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School, and a Financial Industry Consultant for Empiris, LLC. Dr. Mason’s consulting practice provides firms with advice on financial, political, and legal risks in banking and finance.

Dr. Mason has consulted on issues ranging from mortgage, home equity loan, home equity line of credit, auto, and credit card servicing, and securitisation, to discrimination and disparate impact in consumer lending and insurance pricing, valuing distressed securities, the investor recoveries and efficient liquidations of bankrupt firms, and economic valuations of complex investment and lending arrangements involving asset-backed securities, collateralised debt obligations, and hedge fund

s. Dr. Mason has consulted for and advised investment firms, corporations, and research institutions. In regulatory matters, Dr. Mason has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Financial Services Committee, European Parliament, and the Federal Reserve Board and advised members of the British House of Lords and many regulatory organisations on structured finance. In litigation, he regularly serves as testifying or non-testifying expert on matters related to a wide variety of financial market-related claims.

Dr. Mason’s academic research focuses primarily on investigating liquidity in thinly-traded assets and illiquid market conditions. Current academic research projects analyse default risk, including both immediate and cross-default risk, and default resolution costs in the contexts of asset-backed securities, in systemic and non-systemic environments, as well as the efficacy of bailout and resolution policies through the history of financial markets.

His research and economic commentary has received hundreds of national and international press citations in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Times, the Economist, Financial Times, Barrons, Business Week, die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Financial Times-Germany, Los Echos, Forbes, Fortune, Portfolio Magazine, Bloomberg Magazine, American Banker, and on press syndicates such as Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, KnightRidder, and MarketWatch-Dow Jones Newswire. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg Television and has appeared on NBC News, CNN Headline News, CNBC Asia, National Public Radio, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and NBC Radio.

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