Chris holds a BS in Chemical Engineering (1997) and a PhD in finance (2007), both at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to teaching at Marshall, Chris has served on the faculties of McGill University, UNC Chapel Hill, UCSD, Harvard Business School, and University of Washington. He teaches corporate finance, investments, real estate, and labor economics. His research interests include behavioral finance – which seeks to understand the psychological foundations of investor’s (sometimes incorrect) decision making. Another research interest is the intersection of urban economics and corporate finance, such as geographical patterns of white collar crime.