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Jennifer Conrad

Jennifer Conrad

Dalton McMichael Distinguished Professor of Finance


CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


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 has examined the relation between credit default swaps and the equity market and the effects of high-frequency trading on the equity market and liquidity providers. She is now working on a project that examines the consequences of impact investing for real outcomes within the firm.

Dr. Conrad teaches derivatives. 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 served as president of the Financial Management Association and chair of its board of trustees.

She received her PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago and her BS from Butler University.