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.

Research Centers

Matt Cypher and mba students at construction site for Steers Center for Global Real Estate

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 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.

Tenure Faculty

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 and Senior Associate Dean, Master of Science in Finance Program

Janet Gao

Associate Professor

David McLean

William G. Droms Professor and Area Coordinator, Finance

Vladimir Mukharlyamov

Assistant Professor

Lee F. Pinkowitz

Associate Professor

Alberto Rossi

Professor and Director, Future of Work Initiative
Director of the AI, Analytics and Future of Work Initiative

Quan Wen

Associate Professor

Rohan Williamson

Vice Provost for Education
Professor of Finance

Xiaofei Zhao

Associate Professor

Teaching Faculty

David Ammerman

Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Academic Operations for the Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Matthew Cypher

Atara Kaufman Professor of the Practice and Director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Claire Liang

Associate Teaching Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Comas

Adjunct Professor

George Ferris

Adjunct

Arun Gupta

Adjunct
Senior Advisor to Provost

Jeremiah Healey

ESG Fellow

Craig O’Connor

Adjunct Professor- SCS BALS

Jerome Romano

Adjunct Professor

Andrea Savio

Fellow

Andres Vinelli

Adjunct
Vice President, Center for American Progress

Jay Wright

Adjunct Professor

Umit Yilmaz

Post Doctoral Fellow

Sai Zhao

Affiliate Visiting PhD

News from Finance

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Meet the New McDonough Faculty: Francesco D’Acunto

We are pleased to welcome new faculty members to the Georgetown McDonough community this fall.  In our Meet the New McDonough Faculty Series, learn more about the interests, specialties,…

August 26, 2022

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Office Hours: Reena Aggarwal on Digital Currency in China and its Impact on the Global Economy

Countries across the world are actively exploring the potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), and China is positioning itself as the global leader in this new terrain. As the United…

July 27, 2022

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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