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Professor of Finance, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Chris Brooks is Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre, part of Henley Business School, University of Reading. He was formerly Professor of Finance at the Cass Business School, London. He holds a PhD and a BA in Economics and Econometrics, both from the University of Reading. His areas of research interest include asset pricing, fund management, behavioural finance, financial history, and econometric analysis and modelling in finance and real estate. He has published widely in these areas, and has over a hundred articles in leading academic and practitioner journals. Chris is Associate Editor of several journals, including the JBFA and the British Accounting Review. He was a member of the RAE2008 Accounting and Finance sub-panel and of the REF2014 Business and Management sub-panel. Chris has secured over a million pounds of competitive grant funding and acts as consultant for various banks, corporations and professional bodies in the fields of finance, real estate, and econometrics.

Chris developed a wide range of modules delivered at the ICMA Centre, has taught undergraduates, postgraduates and executives, and has supervised more than 25 PhD students through to successful completion. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy but is probably best known as author of the first introductory-level econometrics textbook targeted at finance students, “Introductory Econometrics for Finance“ (2014, Cambridge University Press), which is now in its third edition and has now sold over 60,000 copies worldwide.


  • –present
    Professor in Finance, University of Reading