Research, teaching and impact on business
Brown studies financial risk. He looks at how foreign exchange, financial derivative, interest rate and commodity price risks affect companies. He also looks at how equity price risks affect traders and investors.
Trained in economics as well as finance, Brown worked as a researcher and statistician for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. before starting his teaching career. Blessed with that strong background, he teaches economics classes to both full-time MBA and executive MBA students.
Outside the business school, Brown works with corporate executives on many aspects of financial risk management. He does consulting work for money management firms, software developers and Fortune 500 companies.
What makes the UNC Kenan-Flagler student experience different:
Brown says Kenan-Flagler's "moderate size" fosters "a strong sense of community." He also sees less competitiveness than at other business schools. "Students, faculty and staff all feel like they are on the same team with the same goals," he says.
Married with two young children, Brown spends most of his personal time with his family. His main hobbies are woodworking, stone masonry and inline hockey.