James Doran

Deputy Head of School - Education, Senior Fellow/Associate Professor

School of Banking & Finance - B.S Economics and Computer Science, Emory University | Ph.D. Finance, University of Texas

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About James

​Dr. James Doran is a Senior Fellow at the UNSW where he teaches derivatives and financial risk management. Prior to his appointment he was the Chief Investment Officer at multiple hedge funds that specialized in volatility, and was a chaired professor in the U.S where he taught portfolio management, investment theory, and asset pricing. 

He has over 20 years of experience in finance as both an academic and as a practitioner. Dr. Doran's research focus is on theoretical and empirical asset pricing, with a specialization in derivatives, option pricing, and volatility. He has published in journals such as Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Review of Finance, Financial Analyst Journal, Journal of Futures Markets, Review of Derivative Research, The Journal of Risk, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance Review, and The Journal of Banking and Finance. He is also the author of the Profit Dilemma. Dr. Doran received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Computer Science from Emory University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He also hold a series 65 professional license. At Emory University, he was an academic All-American in soccer.