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        Christian Goulding

        Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Finance



        • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
        • MSE, Princeton University, 2007
        • BA, MS, University of California-Berkeley, 1998, 2003

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        Christian Goulding conducts theoretical and empirical research across several investment disciplines. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals in finance, statistical inference, and optimization.

        Goulding previously was a partner and senior vice president of signal research at Research Affiliates, LLC, and an assistant professor of finance at Michigan State University. Before his doctoral studies, he was a vice president at DFA Capital Management, Inc.

        He earned his PhD in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; his master's degrees in financial engineering and optimization from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively; and his BA in applied mathematics, also from Cal-Berkeley.

        Goulding enjoys using quantitative data and mathematics to solve problems, understand financial markets and make business decisions; and helping students learn these skills to secure good jobs and advance in their careers.

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