Course: Economics for Community Bankers
Scott E. Hein currently holds the E.W. Williams Centennial Bank Chair in Finance at Texas Tech University. He also serves there as the faculty director of the Texas Tech School of Banking. Scott has long been a friend and supporter of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, as well as an advocate of the community banking business model, with a tiered regulatory system. Most recently he joined the Board at FinPro in New Jersey.
Professor Hein is also Co-Editor of the Journal of Financial Research, along with Texas Tech University colleagues Jeff Mercer and Drew Winters. His research interests are broad including banking matters – especially community banking, monetary policy issues, and financial market performance and efficiency. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards during his thirty-four years at Texas Tech University.
Before coming to Texas Tech University in 1983, Professor Hein was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Professor Hein has also served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Scott is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he did his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He is married (wife, Ellen, 50 years in November), and has two grown daughters (Tracey and Jocelyn) and five grandchildren. On a more personal note, Scott was diagnosed in 2006 with stage 4 melanoma cancer. After two different rounds of chemo, a couple of experimental drug treatments, and numerous surgeries he was invited back to MD Anderson to speak on a panel as a “cancer survivor”.