In addition to serving as director of research for the institute, Christian is director of the Center for Excellence in Investment Management and associate dean of the Ph.D. program at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
His research spans asset pricing and international finance, with a specialization in emerging market development, and has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. Christian served as a financial economist for the Federal Reserve Board, and is the recipient of the MBA for Executives Teaching Excellence award.
Christian received a doctorate in financial economics and a master’s degree in economics from Duke University. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English Literature.