The Guest Bloggers Are Dead; Long Live the Guest Blogger!
| Peter Klein |
Today we say thanks, and farewell, to guest bloggers Russ Coff and Glenn MacDonald for their thoughtful and provocative posts (archived here and here), and we welcome Craig Pirrong as our newest guest blogger. Craig is Professor of Finance and Energy Markets Director of the Global Energy Management Institute at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. He has also taught at Michigan, Washington University, and Chicago (where he got his PhD in 1987, working under Lester Telser). Craig’s work lies at the border of financial economics and industrial organization, and he has written extensively on financial and commodity markets, derivatives, energy, and the organization of exchange institutions, among other topics. Transaction cost economists will remember his influential 1993 paper on bulk shipping, which developed the concept of “temporal specificity,” and his 1995 paper on commodity exchanges. He also blogs at Streetwise Professor.
Thanks again, Russ and Glenn, and welcome, Craig!