Christopher M. James is the William H. Dial/SunTrust Eminent Scholar in Finance and Economics at the University of Florida. Professor James is also a senior advisor to Cornerstone Research. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Florida, he taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Oregon. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1978 and an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan in 1977.

His research has been published extensively in academic and professional journals in the areas of banking, corporate finance and applied econometrics. He has served as an editor or associate editor of several journals, including, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Financial Services Research. Professor James’s current research focuses on the role of financial intermediaries in the corporate capital acquisition process and on the valuation of mortgage backed securities.


Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Strategy