Brad Barber is the Gallagher Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility at the Graduate School of Management, UC Davis.
Professor Barber is the current Vice President-Program for the Financial Management Association, Co-Principal Investigator for the CalPERS Sustainable Research Initiative (SIRI), and founder of the Napa Conference on Financial Markets Research. He has also served as the finance department editor for Management Science (2009-2012).
Professor Barber has been recognized as one of the fifty most-cited financial economists in the world (ranking 38th in on recent citation survey). (See Professor Barber's Google Scholar page for a list of articles and citations by year.)
Professor Barber's research focuses on asset pricing and behavioral finance. He has written numerous scholarly articles, which have appeared in top academic publications including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Sociological Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Financial Analyst Journal. His research has been covered extensively in the financial press, including Business Week, Time, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, CNNfn, and CNBC.
Professor Barber received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago in 1991. He also received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois. At UC Davis, he teaches introductory finance to MBA students.