McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

The Finance Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience in the financial industry.

The Finance Area equips students with the skills to become globally oriented, financially sophisticated, and ethically minded in their use of finance to address complex global challenges. Through research and scholarship, the faculty studies the functioning of the global financial system to shape the responsible transformation of financial practice and global business. The finance faculty conducts research on a range of topics, from IPOs to personal wealth management.

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Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Through highly applied class work and hands-on internships, the Steers Center for Global Real Estate educates and trains the next generation of ethically minded and socially-conscious real estate leaders who will be well-equipped to make positive change in the world.

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Psaros Family

Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy sponsors original research, provides thoughtful commentary, and hosts dialogues and conferences involving scholars and practitioners on key financial market issues. Through these activities, the center enriches the intellectual life of the university and the Washington-based policy community, and contributes to an informed public discussion regarding critical financial market debates.

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Faculty

The Finance Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience in the financial industry. Our faculty conducts research on a range of topics, from IPOs to personal wealth management.

Reena Aggarwal

Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance and Director, Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

James Angel

Associate Professor
Academic Director, FINRA Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP (r)) Program at Georgetown

Jennie Bai

Professor
Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research

Turan Bali

Robert S. Parker Chair Professor of Business Administration

James Bodurtha Jr

Associate Professor

George Comer

Associate Professor, Co-Academic Director, Reach Program and Director of Underrepresented Minority (URM)

Francesco D’Acunto

Associate Professor
James A. Clark Chair in Global Real Estate

Sandeep Dahiya

Akkaway Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

William Droms

Emeritus Professor

Allan Eberhart

Professor/Sr. Associate Dean, Technology-Intensive Education

Ruoran Gao

Associate Professor

David McLean

William G. Droms Professor and Area Coordinator, Finance

Vladimir Mukharlyamov

Assistant Professor

Lee F. Pinkowitz

Associate Professor

Alberto Rossi

Provost Distinguished Associate Professor and Director, Future of Work Initiative
Director of the AI, Analytics and Future of Work Initiative

Quan Wen

Assistant Professor

Rohan Williamson

Vice Provost for Education
Professor of Finance

Sai Zhao

Affiliate Visiting PhD

Xiaofei Zhao

Associate Professor

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2021 Best Undergraduate Professors: Lizhi Liu, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Lizhi Liu, 34, is Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she’s worked since 2018. She has a PhD in Political Science, an MS in Statistics, and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. She also has a BA in International Political Economy from Renmin University of China. She currently teaches Advanced International Business, an undergraduate core course; and China: Econ, Politics & Business at the graduate level.

March 26, 2022

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Hedge funds oppose SEC’s reform plans after GameStop debacle

“Speculators are not the only ones harmed when a bubble collapses. There is collateral damage to innocent bystanders including buy-and-hold retirement investors in index funds,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough business school.

January 16, 2022

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Office Hours: Xiaofei Zhao on the Effect of Increased Labor Force Telework Flexibility Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

As companies continue to adapt to remote work, labor force telework flexibility has become a popular arrangement for employees. Information and communication technologies, in particular, have…

November 18, 2021