FHU Professor Presents Work at Conference
Dr. Robert Trimm, assistant professor of finance at Freed-Hardeman University, has co-authored a paper with Eugene Bland, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Judson Ruig, Francis Marion University. Their work was presented at the Academy of Business Education and Financial Education Association’s annual meeting in September.
The paper, entitled “An Investigation of the Impact on Retirement Benefits from Changing the Defined Benefit US Social Security System to the Defined Contribution Australian Superannuation System: Data from 1980 through 2010,” incorporates data from a complete business cycle. The data is used to “compare the value of the assets retiring employees would have if they retired in January 2011 under the current Defined Benefit US Social Security System with the wealth generated under the Defined Contribution Australian Superannuation System.”
The Academy of Business Education and Financial Education Association Conference was held at Downtown Disney World Sept. 22-24. Faculty representing universities from across the country presented papers on subjects such as professional ethics, finance, investments and management education.