Chris Brooks is Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the ICMA Centre. He was formerly Professor of Finance at the Cass Business School, London. He holds a PhD and a BA in Economics and Econometrics, both from the University of Reading. His areas of research interest include asset pricing, fund management, statistical issues in risk management, and econometric analysis and modelling in finance and real estate. He has published widely in these areas, and has over sixty articles in leading academic and practitioner journals including the Journal of Business, Economic Journal, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Empirical Finance. Chris is Associate Editor of several journals, including the JBFA and the International Journal of Forecasting. He is also a member of the RAE 2008 Accounting and Finance sub-panel has and acts as consultant for various banks and professional bodies in the fields of finance, real estate, and econometrics.
He is Course Convenor of the Portfolio Management and Introductory Finance modules on the undergraduate degree, and also teaches on the MSc and PhD programmes.
Chris is also author of the first introductory econometrics textbook targeted at finance students, "Introductory Econometrics for Finance" (2002, Cambridge University Press), which is now in its second edition and has now sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.