About The Professor
Chris Brooks is Professor of Finance, Deputy Head of School 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, behavioural finance, financial history, and econometric analysis and modelling in finance and real estate. He has published widely in these areas, and has over a hundred 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, the International Journal of Forecasting and the British Accounting Review. He was a member of the RAE2008 Accounting and Finance sub-panel and is a member of the REF2014 Business and Management sub-panel. Chris acts as consultant for various banks, corporations and professional bodies in the fields of finance, real estate, and econometrics.
He is Course Convenor of the Securities, Futures and Options, and Introductory Finance modules and also teaches on the PhD programme.
Chris is probably best known as author of the first introductory econometrics textbook targeted at finance students, “Introductory Econometrics for Finance“ (2014, Cambridge University Press), which is now in its third edition and has now sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.