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Garrett McBrayer Selected as Excellence in Finance Honoree

Garrett McBrayerGarrett McBrayer, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, as been selected as a 2017 Excellence in Finance honoree. The Idaho Business Review’s Excellence in Finance awards program celebrates financial professionals in banking, corporate, investment and professional, whose fiscal accomplishments set a high bar for their company and Idaho’s business economy. Honorees are selected based on leadership, accomplishments and achievement, mentorship and community involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon August 24 at the Grove Hotel.

McBrayer  joined the College of Business and Economics at Boise State in the fall of 2015. His research specializes in information asymmetry, corporate finance, and investments, with a particular focus on firm transparency and financial contagion. His latest work examines such topics as the spillover valuation effects of credit rating changes on equity markets, the impact of firm transparency on the firm’s cost of capital, and the global integration of financial markets. McBrayer’s research has been featured in academic conferences across the United States. He has been awarded or nominated for multiple honors and awards, such as the Doctoral Academy Fellowship while attending the University of Arkansas.

See the list of Excellence in Finance honorees at

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