Gjergji Cici

Capitol Federal Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall, 4104
University of Kansas


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Gjergji Cici is the Capitol Federal Professor of Finance at the University of Kansas School of Business. He also is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Research at the University of Cologne, Germany. Prior to joining KU in 2018, he was the Thomas L. Owen Professor and associate professor of finance at the College of William and Mary. After receiving his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Minnesota, he became associate director of research for Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) at the Wharton School of Business.

His research has been published in Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. Professor Cici's research has been discussed in various regulatory proposals related to the mutual fund industry and featured in more than 40 articles in the business press, including the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Bloomberg, and Pensions & Investments.


  • Ph.D. in Finance, University of Minnesota (2004)
  • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Minnesota (1998)


Professor Cici currently teaches Investment Theory & Applications and Business Valuation at the undergraduate level. Prior to joining KU, he taught in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the College of William and Mary, where he was also the faculty instructor and advisor for the Frank Batten fund, an MBA student-managed fund with more than one million dollars in assets.


Professor Cici's current research interests include the behavior and incentives of professional money managers, portfolio performance evaluation, formation and utilization of human capital, and agency issues in the asset management industry.

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