Jennifer Conrad conducts research in the investments area. Some of her earlier work concentrated on the causes of predictable patterns in returns and trading strategies related to these patterns, such as contrarian investing.
More recently, she is working on the relation between credit default swaps and the equity market, and the determinants and effects of high-frequency trading.
Dr. Conrad teaches financial management and investments. She has won three teaching awards, research and service awards at UNC Kenan-Flagler. She is the former senior associate dean for academic affairs and area chair of finance.
She has served on the board of directors of the Financial Management Association, the Western Finance Association and the American Finance Association. She is a past president of the Financial Management Association and the current chair of its board of trustees.
She received her PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago and her BS from Butler University.