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Risk and Return in US Capital Markets: Recent Events in Historical and International Context

This session will discuss the recent volatility in US equity markets and the broader evidence on risk and return in capital markets across countries and over time.


  • Interpreting stock market volatility
  • Understanding risk and return in capital markets

James R. Brown, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Finance
Ivy College of Business
Iowa State University

Brown currently holds the Kingland Systems MBA Professorship. His primary research program explores the financing of innovation and the institutional determinants of economic performance. His most recent work studies how country-level tax and policy reforms impact corporate R&D spending, and how the development of local banking markets affect household credit management and regional economic growth. His research has been published in leading academic journals in finance, economics, and innovation studies, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Research Policy, and the European Economic Review. Dr. Brown teaches the core finance course in the MBA program and in 2016 received the MBA Executive Advisory Council Teaching Excellence Award. He has a PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. with honors from Transylvania University.


Lunch: Gateway Market boxed lunches will be provided

Parking: We’ll pay for your parking! Just be sure to park in one of these three garages: Fourth & Grand5th & Keo, or 3rd & Court . We’ll provide you with a validation ticket at the event.

Space for this event is full.  Please join us at a future Learn @ Lunch.

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