Beason specializes his research in financial markets, from market microstructure to aggregate asset pricing, placing particular emphasis on quantitative economic modeling and bridging theory and empirics.

In addition to an undergraduate course on investments, Beason is teaching a doctoral seminar on research and professional development and serving on Virginia Tech’s Ph.D. Program Committee. As a Ph.D. student he was on the Finance Doctoral Committee at Arizona State University.

Beason’s professional affiliations include the American Economic Association; American Finance Association; Financial Management Association; and European Finance Association.

The Journal of Banking and Finance, Emerging Markets Review, and Annals of Finance have sought his expertise, choosing him as a referee for papers submitted to their publications.