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Don M. Chance, Ph.D., CFA
James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies
Don M. Chance, Ph.D., CFA, holds the James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies and is Professor of Finance at the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. He previously held the William H. Wright, Jr. Endowed Chair for Financial Services at LSU, and the First Union Professorship in Financial Risk Management at Virginia Tech. Prior to his academic career, he worked for a large southeastern bank. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Adelaide (Australia), the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Professor Chance has had numerous articles published in academic and practitioner journals and has authored three books: An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management (9th ed.) co-authored with Robert Brooks, Essays in Derivatives: Risk Transfer Tools and Topics Made Easy (2nd ed.), and Analysis of Derivatives for the CFA Program. His recent research examines asset allocation and investment performance measurement, executive stock pricing when managers can influence the stock price, corporations who accept blame and blame others, dividends as options, computational bias in the implied volatility smile, and benchmarking Type I error in security selection. Professor Chance also has an interest in the application of probability theory to sports. He had a paper published on Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, and he is currently researching the application of conditional probability to the distribution of games in the World Series and NBA Finals. He is often quoted in the media on matters related to derivatives and risk management as well as financial markets and the economy in general. He has extensive experience conducting professional training programs, and his consulting practice (Omega Risk Advisors, LLC) serves companies, organizations, and law firms. He is also involved in the development and writing of the derivatives curriculum in the C.F.A. program. In his spare time he plays guitar, sings, composes music, and has performed in a band and as solo act.
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My Vita and Information about me:
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Link to this site for various research-related items (collections of links, journals, bibliographies, reading lists, etc.)
Link to this site for a collection of short technical notes on derivatives, class-related material, and other pedagogical odds and ends. Lots of good free stuff. People seem to really like this material.
Miscellaneous Professional Material
Link to this site for an assortment of professional items, mostly related to derivatives, finance, and academics.
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Last updated: January 6, 2014