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Professor Chris Brooks

Professor in Finance

Chris Brooks


  • Financial Econometrics, 
  • Investment Management, 
  • Asset Pricing, 
  • Historical Finance


ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Chris Brooks is Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre. He was formerly Professor of Finance at the Cass Business School, London. He holds a PhD and a BA in Economics and Econometrics, both from the University of Reading. His areas of research interest include asset pricing, fund management, behavioural finance, financial history, and econometric analysis and modelling in finance and real estate. He has published widely in these areas, and has over a hundred articles in leading academic and practitioner journals.

Chris is Associate Editor of several journals, including the JBFA and the British Accounting Review. He was a member of the RAE2008 Accounting and Finance sub-panel and of the REF2014 Business and Management sub-panel. Chris has secured over a million pounds of competitive grant funding and acts as consultant for various banks, corporations and professional bodies in the fields of finance, real estate, and econometrics.

Chris developed a wide range of modules delivered at the ICMA Centre, has taught undergraduates, postgraduates and executives, and has supervised more than 25 PhD students through to successful completion. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy but is probably best known as author of the first introductory-level econometrics textbook targeted at finance students, “Introductory Econometrics for Finance“ (2014, Cambridge University Press), which is now in its third edition and has now sold over 60,000 copies worldwide.

Reference: Tao, R., Brooks, C. and Bell, A. R. (2020) When is a MAX not the MAX? How news resolves information uncertainty. Journal of Empirical Finance, 57. pp. 33-51. ISSN 0927-5398 doi:

Past Events

Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance

5th September 2016 Birmingham

Seminar presentation at University of Stirling

5th October 2016 University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

PTC Education Agency Talk

3rd August 2016 Beau Bassin, Mauritius

Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) 2016 Conference in Banking and Finance

8th July 2016 University of Essex, Colchester

Studies in Economics and Finance conference presentation

4th July 2016 Brunel University, West London
4th July 2016 Brunel University, Uxbridge