Christopher M. Kirby

Professor of Finance
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Chris Kirby is a Professor of Finance and Economics. He joined the faculty of the Belk College of Business in 2011. Before coming to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he held tenured appointments in economics at Clemson University and in finance at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Professor Kirby's research interests include asset pricing, empirical finance, and financial econometrics, with a particular emphasis on understanding the implications of time-varying reward and risk characteristics in financial markets.  His research articles have appeared in a wide range of academic journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.  Much of his recent work focuses on modeling time-series changes in volatility with applications to asset pricing, derivatives valuation, portfolio selection, and risk management.  His current research seeks to address several long-standing issues in portfolio optimization.


Ph.D. Duke University
M.B.A. Duke University
B.S. Clemson University


Asset pricing
Empirical finance
Financial econometrics

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Math Finance