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Christopher William Anderson

School of Business - Business
Professor
Anderson Chandler Fellow
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Ph.D., Financial Economics, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
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785-864-7340
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Lawrence, KS 66045-7601


Christopher W. Anderson is an experienced teacher, accomplished scholar, and engaged leader at the University of Kansas and its host city of Lawrence, Kansas.

A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Anderson attended Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska, the University of Iowa for bachelors and masters degrees in business and economics, and the University of Pittsburgh for a Ph.D. in financial economics. Before joining the University of Kansas, Anderson taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Pennsylvania State University.

Anderson's scholarship focuses on capital markets, corporate finance, international finance, and real estate, and he has published in many of the most prestigious journals in academic finance, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has mentored several former doctoral students who enjoy thriving careers at business schools across the U.S.

Anderson teaches classes in international finance, corporate finance, and real estate finance. As a chartered financial analyst (CFA®), Anderson structures his undergraduate and MBA classes to combine insights from academic research with state-of-the-art business practice. He also co-directs KU's partnership agreement with the CFA Institute, routinely sponsors students for CFA scholarships, and serves as a curriculum consultant to the CFA Institute.

Anderson speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and before starting his academic career he worked as a financial analyst in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has also enjoyed professional and academic experiences in Chile and Ecuador. He has frequently led MBA students to Brazil on project-based study abroad experiences involving U.S. and Brazilian firms across a variety of industries.

Anderson has been active in several service and leadership roles at the KU School of Business, including service on the dean's search committee, the Faculty Research Evaluation & Development Team, the P&T committee, the Faculty Advisory Committee to the dean, the Masters Programs Team, and the Faculty Advisory Committee to the federal grant-funded Center for International Business Education & Research. Anderson has also serves on the University Committee on Sabbatical Leaves and is active in interdisciplinary scholarship with the Center of Latin American Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for Global & International Studies.

Education

Ph.D., Financial Economics, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

M.A., Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Iowa

M.A., Business, College of Business Administration, University of Iowa

B.B.A., Business, College of Business Administration, University of Iowa

Teaching

Anderson teaches classes in international finance, corporate finance, and real estate finance. As a chartered financial analyst (CFA®), Anderson structures his undergraduate and MBA classes to combine insights from academic research with state-of-the-art business practice. He also co-directs KU's partnership agreement with the CFA Institute, routinely sponsors students for CFA scholarships, and serves as a curriculum consultant to the CFA Institute.

Undergraduate-level classes at University of Kansas: International Finance; Real Estate Finance & Investing; Financial Markets & Institutions; Emerging Markets; Capitalism (team taught); Independent studies in international banking, PIPE financing, Chilean pension fund system, and investment banking.

MBA-level classes at University of Kansas: International Finance; Business Investment; Business Finance; Global Research Intensive Project-Brazil (team taught)

Doctoral-level classes at University of Kansas: Seminar in Business Finance; Research Issues in

Finance; Doctoral-level independent studies in investment banking, international finance, real estate finance, entrepreneurial finance, real options, and contracting.

Teaching Interests

  • International finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Brazilian economy and financial markets
  • Contracting
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital markets

Research

Anderson's scholarship focuses on capital markets, corporate finance, international finance, and real estate, and he has published in many of the most prestigious journals in academic finance, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has mentored several former doctoral students who enjoy thriving careers at business schools across the U.S.

Research Interests

  • International finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Brazilian economy and financial markets
  • Contracting
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital markets

 
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