UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Gregory W. Brown

Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Finance

McColl 4115
CB #3490
Chapel Hill, NC

 office: (919) 962-9250

The research of finance professor Gregory Brown examines financial risk management. 

His areas of study include non-financial corporations' choice of financial derivative contracts as risk management tools, computational finance, derivative pricing theory and investor sentiment. 

His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner finance journals such as The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Derivatives, Financial Analyst Journal and RISK. He is co-editor of the book, "Corporate Risk: Strategies and Management", with Donald Chew. 

 Dr. Brown teaches corporate finance, financial derivatives and macroeconomics. 

He has consulted for money management firms, software developers and Fortune 500 companies on various aspects of financial risk management. 

Before he began his academic career, Dr. Brown worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Research and Statistics. His responsibilities included current analysis and macroeconomic forecasting of the business investment sector. 

He also worked in artist relations for a subsidiary of Capitol Records in Hollywood. 

He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and his BS in physics and economics from Duke University.