School of Banking & Finance - B.S Economics and Computer Science, Emory University | Ph.D. Finance, University of Texas
Dr. James Doran is a Senior Fellow at the UNSW where he teaches derivatives and financial risk management. Prior to his appointment he was the Chief Investment Officer at multiple hedge funds that specialized in volatility, and was a chaired professor in the U.S where he taught portfolio management, investment theory, and asset pricing.
He has over 20 years of experience in finance as both an academic and as a practitioner. Dr. Doran's research focus is on theoretical and empirical asset pricing, with a specialization in derivatives, option pricing, and volatility. He has published in journals such as Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Review of Finance, Financial Analyst Journal, Journal of Futures Markets, Review of Derivative Research, The Journal of Risk, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance Review, and The Journal of Banking and Finance. He is also the author of the Profit Dilemma. Dr. Doran received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Computer Science from Emory University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He also hold a series 65 professional license. At Emory University, he was an academic All-American in soccer.
From This Author
How investors can hedge against inflation in times of uncertainty
With inflation on the rise, investors are looking for safe havens for their money – and markets that were considered riskier in the past are now looking increasingly attractive
Navigating the noise: how ambient sound affects trading performance
Ambient sound affects financial traders’ ability to perceive financial risks and UNSW Business School research suggests their workspaces can be designed to improve efficiency
GameStop: how Redditors played hedge funds for billions (and what might come next)
The GameStop drama of the past two weeks has sent waves through financial markets, and UNSW Business School's James Doran says the ease with which these stocks are being manipulated is cause for concern
Why are stock markets defying economic reality?
With the S&P 500 nearing its all-time high, it's become pretty clear that stock markets in 2020 no longer tell the truth about the economic reality – instead, they're defying it, writes UNSW Business School's James Doran
Three useful things to know about fear economics (and how to contain it)
Volatility in stock markets has increased dramatically thanks to the fear being whipped up around COVID-19. However, there are 3 questions investors should consider to get a better grip of the situation, writes UNSW’s Associate Professor James Doran