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Brad Barber
Professor of Finance / Maurice J. and Marcia G. Gallagher Chair in Finance / Director, Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility

People make mistakes—this includes investors saving for retirement and CEOs of major corporations. Our Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility is the first step in both avoiding these mistakes and minimizing the damage that might be done by them.

Course Taught

  • Financial Theory and Policy

Research expertise

Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor behavior


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Chicago
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • B.S., Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana

Fast Facts

  • Internationally renowned investor behavior and finance expert whose work offers fresh insights on mutual funds, gender-related overconfidence in stock trading, reliability of stock analysts’ recommendations, and how active trading of equities is “hazardous to your wealth”
  • Helps students prepare for global business leadership with opportunities like the center’s fellowships at CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds