Clarkson professor awarded Fulbright Scholar grant to visit England, study corporate scandals
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:47 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University professor Allan A. Zebedee has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to visit the University of Roehampton in London, England, for the fall 2013 semester.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the Department of State and is designed to promote "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world."

Clarkson University has a long tradition of supporting the Fulbright program with six faculty members participating in the program over the past five years, visiting countries like South Korea, Croatia and Uganda.

Zebedee’s Fulbright Scholar grant represents the 34th Fulbright Award granted to Clarkson University faculty.

While in London, Zebedee will conduct research examining corporate scandals and the interplay between government regulations, corporate governance and executive behavior, with a particular focus on differences between the United States and the United Kingdom.

“Despite the increased globalization of our financial markets, large corporate scandals surrounding executive compensation have for the most part been limited to the U.S. financial markets,” says Zebedee. "Why? One explanation is clearly regulation, but while in London I will be examining alternative explanations, including differences in the corporate governance structures in the U.S. and U.K."

“Supporting the Fulbright Scholar program is important to Clarkson University in our pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching,” says Clarkson President Tony Collins. "The exposure our faculty gain through global experiences like the Fulbright program helps promote a richer more diverse environment for our students."

Zebedee received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at San Diego under the direction of Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle.

Prior to joining Clarkson, Zebedee taught at San Diego State University and was an economic fellow at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.