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Christopher W. Anderson

Professor
Anderson Chandler Fellow
Primary office:
785-864-7340
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3114
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Finance and International Business

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 1998
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 1995
M.A. Economics University of Iowa 1990
M.A. Business University of Iowa 1989
B.B.A. University of Iowa 1987

Interests

  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Empirical capital market research
  • Real estate finance and economics
  • International finance
  • Brazilian economy and capital markets

Current Activities

Christopher W. Anderson is an accomplished scholar, experienced teacher, and engaged leader at the University of Kansas and its host community of Lawrence, Kansas.

A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Anderson attended Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska, the University of Iowa for bachelors and masters degrees in business and economics, and the University of Pittsburgh for a Ph.D. in financial economics.  Before joining the KU, Anderson taught at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Anderson’s scholarship focuses on capital markets, corporate finance, international finance, and real estate, and he has published in many of the most prestigious journals in academic finance, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Research.    

Anderson teaches classes in international finance, corporate finance, and real estate investment.  As a chartered financial analyst (CFA), Anderson structures his undergraduate and MBA classes to combine insights from academic research with state-of-the-art business practice.  He also co-directs KU’s partnership agreement with the CFA Institute and routinely sponsors students for CFA scholarships.  He has mentored several former doctoral students who enjoy thriving careers at business schools across the U.S. 

Anderson has been active in several service and leadership roles at the KU School of Business, including service on the MBA Team, the dean’s search committee, the Faculty Research Evaluation & Development Team, the Faculty Advisory Committee to the dean, the P&T Committee, and the Faculty Advisory Committee to the federal grant-funded Center for International Business Education & Research.  Anderson has also served on the University Committee on Sabbatical Leaves and the football student athletes mentoring program.  He is active in interdisciplinary scholarship with the Center of Latin American Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for Global & International Studies.

Anderson speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and before starting his academic career he worked as a financial analyst in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He has also enjoyed professional and academic experiences in Chile and Ecuador.    He has frequently led MBA students to Brazil on project-based study abroad experiences involving U.S. and Brazilian firms across a variety of industries.

Selected Publications

Anderson, C.W. and Eli Beracha, 2012. Frothy housing markets and local stock-price movements.  Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics 32 (2), 161-185.

Anderson, C.W. and Eli Beracha, 2011. Local comovement in REIT returns: implications for portfolio performance. Forthcoming, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management.

Anderson, C.W., Mark Fedenia, Mark Hirschey, and Hilla Skiba, 2011. Cultural influences on home bias and international diversification by institutional investors. Journal of Banking & Finance 35, 916-934.

Anderson, C.W. and Ying "Jenny" Zhang, 2010. Security market reaction to FDA fast track designations. Journal of Health Care Finance 37, No. 2, 26-47.

Anderson, C.W. and Eli Beracha, 2010. Home-price sensitivity to capital market factors: analysis of ZIP CODE level data. Journal of Real Estate Research 32, No. 2, 161-185.

Anderson, C.W. and Eli Beracha, 2008. Robustness of the headquarters city effect on stock returns. Journal of Financial Research 31, No. 3, 271-300.

Anderson, C.W. and Luis Garcia-Feijóo, 2006. Empirical evidence on capital investment, growth options, and security returns. Journal of Finance 61, No. 1, 171-194.

Anderson, C.W., David Becher, and Terry L. Campbell, 2004. Bank mergers, the market for bank CEOs, and managerial incentives. Journal of Financial Intermediation 13, 6-27.

Anderson, C.W. and Terry L. Campbell, 2004. Corporate governance of Japanese banks. Journal of Corporate Finance 10, 327-354. An earlier version appeared in Global Financial Crises: Implications for Banking and Regulation, Proceedings, 1999 Conference on Bank Structure and Competition, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 496-515.

Anderson, C.W., Terry L. Campbell, Jayaraman Narayanan, and Gershon N. Mandelker, 2003. Bank monitoring, firm performance, and top management turnover in Japan, in Mark Hirschey, Kose John, and Anil Makhija (eds.), Advances in Financial Economics 8, 1-27.

Anderson, C.W., Tomas Jandik, and Anil K. Makhija, 2001. Determinants of foreign ownership in newly privatized companies in transition economies. The Financial Review 36, 161-176.

Anderson, C.W. and Terry L. Campbell, 2000. Restructuring the Japanese banking system: Has Japan gone far enough? International Review of Financial Analysis 9, No. 2, 197-218.

Anderson, C.W. and Anil K. Makhija, 1999. Deregulation, disintermediation, and agency costs of debt: evidence from Japan. Journal of Financial Economics 51, No. 2, 309-339. An earlier version appeared in The New Tool Set: Assessing Innovations in Banking, Proceedings, 1995 Conference on Bank Structure & Competition, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 406-426.

Anderson, C.W., 1999. Financial contracting under extreme uncertainty: an analysis of Brazilian corporate debentures. Journal of Financial Economics 51, No. 1, 45-84.

Anderson, C.W., 1994. The latest perspective on Brazilian bank stocks. LatinFinance, May 1994, 76-79.

Teaching Interests

  • International Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Brazilian economy and financial markets
  • Contracting
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital markets

Research

Anderson's scholarship focuses on capital markets, corporate finance, international finance, and real estate, and he has published in many of the most prestigious journals in academic finance, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has mentored several former doctoral students who enjoy thriving careers at business schools across the U.S.

Research Interests

  • International Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Brazilian economy and financial markets
  • Contracting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital markets

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