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Robert Malko

Robert Malko

Professor
Department(s): Economics and Finance
Location:  NA
Office Phone:  NA
Fax:  801.674.0030

Education

Ph. D., Economics, Purdue University, 1972 Emphasis: Public Finance
MS, Economics, Purdue University, 1968 Emphasis: Micro Finance
BS, Economics, Mathematics, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1966

Biography

Dr. J. Robert Malko is a professor of finance in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Dr. Malko has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Utility and Regulatory Financial Analysts and has served as president of this organization between 1988 and 1990 and vice president between 2004 and 2006. He serves as a faculty associate for the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute at the Ohio State University between 1997 and 2003. He has also served as chair (1993-94) of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association. Earlier (1975-77 and 1981-86) Dr. Malko served as chief economist at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. He also served as chairman and vice-chairman of the Staff Subcommittee on Economics and Finance of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. In 1978-80, he served as program manager of the Electric Utility Rate Design Study at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Malko has presented guest lectures on public utility and regulatory issues at several universities. He has carried out consulting assignments for state governments and energy utilities. Dr. Malko has appeared as an expert witness on energy utility finance and pricing issues before several regulatory commissions. He has written approximately 150 articles on public utility economics and finance that have been published in books and journals, including Forum For Applied Research and Public Policy; Journal of Business Administration; Journal of Energy Law and Policy; The Journal of Energy and Development; Energy: The International Journal; and Wisconsin Law Review. Dr. Malko is co-editor of Electric Utilities Moving Into The 21st Century published by PUR in 1994, Reinventing Electric Utility Regulation published by PUR in 1995, and Customer Choice: Finding Value in Retail Electricity Markets published by PUR in 1999. Dr. Malko received a B.S. degree with honors in mathematics and economics from Loyola College (Baltimore, Maryland) and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He was a visiting scholar in industrial engineering at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He has taken graduate courses in business finance and investment theory at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and accounting courses at Illinois State University. Dr. Malko is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national honor society for business schools, and he is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities. Dr. Malko is a certified rate of return analyst.

Research Area(s)

Corporate and energy utility finance.