Justin Balthrop

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4176
University of Kansas


Academic Area



  • Ph.D. in Finance, Rice University
  • M.A. in Business Administration, Rice University
  • B.B.A. in Finance, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

  • Capital markets
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Market Frictions and Real Firm Effects
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Limits to Arbitrage
  • Structured Products
  • Derivatives

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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