Faculty & Research

UCLA Anderson’s finance faculty are world-renowned and the finance area has long been recognized as one of the world's top-10 programs. Our faculty's backgrounds cover nearly all aspects of the field: asset pricing; derivatives; micro-structure; corporate finance; and investment finance. Their research is frequently published in the industry’s most respected publications.

Faculty Research in UCLA Anderson Review

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When Younger Investors Overreact to News, Others Feel It

Inexperienced investors, lacking historical context, impact markets

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How an Excess of Stock Analyst Optimism Lands on Companies Least Deserving of It

Results of financially weak firms are difficult to forecast; in uncertainty, Mark Grinblatt finds, Wall Street’s views are overly generous

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How Tech's Disruption Alters Investors' Appetite for Risk

New technology’s upending of the old creates demand for alternative assets to offset risk

Faculty Research Grants

The Fink Center supports faculty research by awarding annual grants to support research projects with strong publication potential in finance and related fields.
Meet the recipients of 2020-2021 grant cycle.

Conference on Financial Markets


Held annually, the Conference on Financial Markets features high-quality academic research relating to financial markets, and includes participation from leading practitioners at the intersection of research and practice. Papers are invited for submission on the broad theme of financial markets.

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World-Class Faculty

At Anderson, we learn from changemakers who have made a profound impact on their industries and sectors. Meet some of our influential finance faculty.