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UC Davis MBA Students First to Hear Groundbreaking Research by Internationally Renowned Experts

(Davis, CA) — UC Davis MBA students are the first to hear groundbreaking research by internationally renowned experts such as Professor Brad Barber. His work offers fresh insights on the effect of expenses on mutual fund investments, gender-related overconfidence in stock trading, reliability of stock analysts’ recommendations and how active trading of equities is “hazardous to your wealth.”

As director for the Center of Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, Barber 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.

I am proud of the Graduate School of Management’s emphasis on teaching and research excellence. We take care to hire top-notch faculty members who are strong teachers and world-class scholars. More than anything, your MBA experience is shaped by your student colleagues and your instructors.–Professor Brad M. Barber, Professor of Finance

Brad Barber
Professor of Finance

  • Maurice J. and Marcia G. Gallagher
    Chair in Finance
  • Director
    Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility
  • Joined UC Davis in 1990

Course Taught

Financial Theory and Policy

Research Expertise

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

Degrees

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

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