Finance Faculty

Reena Aggarwal

McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Director, Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

  • International financial markets
  • Market regulation and valuation
  • Corporate governance
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Private equity
  • Capital markets
  • Emerging markets
  • Wall Street and stock exchanges
  • Dodd Frank
  • Private equity
  • Proxy voting
  • Securities lending
  • Language Skill: Hindi

James J. Angel

Associate Professor

  • Financial markets
  • Financial crises
  • U.S. economy
  • Operation and regulation of the stock market
  • Capital markets
  • Wall Street
  • Dodd Frank
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Short selling and “naked” short selling
  • Stock splits
  • High-tech/frequency trading/Flash Crash
  • Equity risk models
  • Insider trading
  • Stock exchange mergers
  • Money markets and funds
  • Stock volatility
  • Stock and derivative exchanges (NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX, Deutsch Boerse, etc.)
  • Health care reform

Jennie Bai

Assistant Professor

  • Asset pricing and its connection with corporate finance
  • Credit risks
  • Banking
  • Art market and Asian art

Turan Bali

Robert S. Parker Chair of Finance

  • Asset pricing
  • Investing
  • Risk management
  • Fixed income securities
  • Financial derivatives
  • Hedge funds
  • Mathematical finance models (econometrics)
  • Stock returns
  • Language Skill: Turkish

James Bodurtha

Associate Professor

  • International financial markets
  • Derivative- and international financial market related issues
  • Assets pricing
  • Investing
  • Exchange rate

Perianne Boring

Adjunct Professor

  • Fintech
  • Blockchain and blockchain policy
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Initial coin offerings (ICOs)
  • Token Sales
  • Smart Contracts
  • Bitcoin

George Comer

Associate Professor

  • Institutional money managers and funds
  • Hybrid mutual funds
  • Exchange traded funds
  • Municipal bond funds
  • International mutual funds
  • Unit investment trusts

Matthew Cypher

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

  • Institutional quality
  • Commercial real estate industry (valuation and underwriting)

Sandeep Dahiya

Associate Professor

  • Corporate finance and bankruptcy
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Global markets
  • Corporate governance and boards
  • Venture capital
  • Banking crisis
  • Lending relationships
  • Financial economics
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Venture capitalists
  • IPOs
  • Executive compensation

Allan Eberhart

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Technology-Intensive Education

  • Personal finance
  • Personal wealth management.
  • Target based funds
  • Investments
  • Refinancing mortgage
  • Retirement and behavioral finance
  • Technology-intensive education

John Jacobs

Executive Director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

  • Wall Street
  • Financial markets
  • Market structure
  • IPOs
  • ETFs
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital formation
  • Marketing and branding
  • Crisis communications

Sunil Madan

Associate Director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate

  • Real estate
  • CRE
  • Private equity
  • Asset management
  • CMBs
  • CER CLOs
  • Real estate debt capital markets

David McLean

Associate Professor

  • Capital markets
  • Capital market imperfections and the resulting effects on asset prices, corporate finance, and investment

Vladimir Mukharlyamov 

Assistant professor

  • Corporate finance
  • Firm strategy and performance in venture capital and private equity, banking, and retail industries

Lee Pinkowitz

Associate Professor

  • Corporate cash holdings
  • Corporate governance

Pietra Rivoli

Vice Dean and Professor of Finance and International Business

  • Social issues in international business
  • Globalization and China
  • Trade policy
  • International business
  • U.S.-China Trade relations
  • Corporate responsibility

Katherine Waldock

Assistant Professor

  • Law
  • Corporate finance
  • Bankruptcy and financial distress
  • Economic forecasting
  • Small businesses
  • Law and economics
  • The role of special interest groups in capitalism
  • Co-hosts Capitalisn’t podcast

David Walker

John A. Largay Professor of Finance

  • Global financial markets
  • Applied macro-economics
  • Managerial economics.
  • Global and domestic financial service firms
  • Financing small business
  • Mutual fund performance
  • Monetary and fiscal policies
  • Business government relations
  • Long term consumer and mortgage credit
  • Predicting presidential election returns
  • Short-term costs of credit for small firms

Rohan Williamson

Assistant Professor

  • Emperical asset pricing
  • What drives asset returns
  • Risk-return trade off
  • Institudtional Investors
  • Frictions in the financial market and their implications for market efficiency
  • Risk management
  • Prevention
  • Investment analysis

Quan Wen

Professor

  • Corporate governance and board of directors
  • Cash holdings
  • Executive compensation
  • Dodd-Frank
  • Financial crisis
  • Risk management
  • Prevention
  • Investment analysis