Finance at the Simon School deals with problems of corporate financial policy, individual consumption-investment choices, and capital market equilibrium in an uncertain environment. The principles of price theory, mathematics, and statistics provide the basis for analyzing these problems. In particular, close attention is given to investor-management behavior induced by utility maximization how this behavior is affected by information, regulation, and contractual arrangements and the implications of these considerations for systematic, measurable phenomena in financial markets. The methodological approach taken at the Simon School places strong emphasis on formal modeling of these problems and empirical testing of alternative theories.


Gregg A. Jarrell
Economics of corporate control, economics of regulation, and applied corporate finance.

John B. Long, Jr.
Portfolio theory, asset-pricing theory, financial aspects of business cycles, and applied price theory.

G. William Schwert
Portfolio and capital-market theory, econometrics and time-series analysis, and the effects of public regulation on business.

Clifford W. Smith Jr.
Option pricing, corporate financial policy, and financial intermediation.  

Jerold B. Warner
Portfolio theory, capital markets, and corporate finance.

Toni Whited