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New Faculty Member Brings Wide Range of Business Experience to the Classroom

Nov. 6, 2013

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Arsenio Staer joined Cal State Fullerton this fall and is teaching finance.

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One of the newest faculty members in Mihaylo College of Business and Economics speaks six languages, has started several companies and lived on two continents.

That unusual background gives Arsenio Staer, assistant professor of finance, a unique perspective when he addresses the topic of investments before his students.

The scholar has worked as a corporate banking analyst and project manager for UniCredito Bank in Prague and conducted research in Moscow. In Leon, Mexico, he was managing director of Novarsa SA de CV, providing consulting in public health and international biotechnology regulatory compliance, and taught managerial economics and corporate and international finance at the Universidad de LaSalle.

Staer, whose interests are focused on financial market and exchange-traded funds, holds a bachelor's degree in international business from Monterrey Institute of Technology and a master's in international economics and business from Stockholm School of Economics. He earned a doctorate in finance from UC Irvine, where his doctoral thesis was on empirical asset pricing in exchange-traded funds.

Staer says he chose Cal State Fullerton for the outstanding student body and research potential. "The Finance Department has an incredible team of researchers," he explained. "And there is a high quality of students in the college."

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