Professor Richard Harris
PhD, MSc, BSc, MSc
I am a Professor of Finance in the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol.
Professor of FinanceSchool of Accounting and Finance
I am a Professor of Finance in the Business School at the University of Bristol. I was previously a Professor of Finance at the University of Exeter, and have held visiting positions at Imperial, LSE, Warwick, and at universities in Belgium, China, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Russia.
I hold a BSc in Economics from UCL, an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London and a PhD in Economics from the University of Exeter. I also have an MSc in Chinese Language, Business and International Relations from the University of Sheffield. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
I have extensive consulting experience in the finance sector, working with investment banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, wealth management companies and regulators. Before becoming an academic, I worked as a software developer in the finance industry.
I have been a Professor of Finance at the University of Bristol since 2019. My current research interests are in financial econometrics, portfolio management, volatility modelling, risk measurement and empirical asset pricing. I have successfully supervised more than 20 PhD students in these and other fields. I have extensive consultancy experience, working with investment banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, wealth management companies and regulators. Prior to becoming an academic, I spent seven years as a systems programmer and then application software developer for Lloyds Bank plc.
My CV is here.
Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
Journal of International Money and Finance
European Journal of Operational Research
Bulletin of Economic Research
- E-pub ahead of print
I deliver the MSc elective unit EFIMM0049 Financial Modelling. This is a very practical course that is concerned with the implementation of financial models in Excel and Visual Basic. I also teach on the BSc core unit EFIM30057 Risk Management, which is concerned with the techniques of practical risk management using Excel and R.
I have previously taught courses in investments, corporate finance, derivatives, applied financial econometrics and econometric theory.