J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance
Jones Graduate School of Business

Professor of Economics
School of Social Sciences


I currently teach asset pricing theory and python for business research to PhD students in the Jones School and the Department of Economics, data-driven finance to students in the Masters of Data Science program in the Department of Computer Science, and data-driven investments to MBA students in the Jones School. Before joining Rice, I served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Indiana University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Texas A&M University. I’m an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, and I’m a former editor of the Review of Financial Studies, a former editor of Finance & Stochastics, and a former associate editor of various other academic journals in economics and finance. I’ve written two textbooks and numerous articles in the leading finance and economics journals.

Recently, I’ve been developing an interactive website for teaching investments (BBCX Investments Library), developing python code for use in teaching MBA, Masters, and Ph.D. students (github.com), and beginning a draft of a textbook with my colleagues Barbara Bennett, Kevin Crotty, and Yuhang Xing (Modern Investments: Theory, Data, and Practice). In addition, I’m doing research on disclosure policies, optimal contracting, security market design, and information asymmetry in option markets and advising several strong Ph.D. students.