Geert Bekaert

Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; and Research Associate, NBER

Geert Bekaert is the Leon G. Cooperman Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Before joining Columbia, Geert was a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Geert Bekaert has published over 40 articles in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and other academic journals. He is Co-editor for the Review of Financial Studies.

Geert’s research focus is international finance with a particular interest in foreign exchange market efficiency, exchange rate determination and international equity markets. Geert has also been involved in several projects on emerging equity markets, and works on investment and asset allocation problems. Geert‘s research has been supported by three NSF grants so far. Geert has taught classes on International Financial Markets, Global Fixed Income, Global Asset Allocation, Empirical Asset Pricing (for PhDs), Capital Markets and Investments and Investment and Wealth Management. He is co-author, with Robert Hodrick, of the textbook, International Financial Management.

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