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Lewis, Ryan C

Burridge Center Faculty Fellow


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research overview

  • Ryan primarily researches the impact of financial intermediaries and institutions on asset prices. In particular, his work relates bankruptcy outcomes such as recovery rates, defaulted bond returns, and post emergence distributional efficiency to the influence of specialist distressed investors and the institutional foundations that govern US bankruptcy courts. He previously worked in the macroeconomics division at the NY Fed and remains an active member of the CFA.


  • Bankruptcy, Asset Markets, Transparency, Intermediaries



courses taught

  • FNCE 3030 - Investment and Portfolio Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Develops modern portfolio theory and applies it to pricing both individual assets and portfolios of assets. Topics include Markowitz portfolio selection model, capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, bonds, portfolio performance measurement, and issues of market efficiency. Formerly FNCE 4030.
  • FNCE 7020 - Financial Economics and Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Studies both theoretical models at the intersection of information economics and finance, as well as natural language processing techniques, focused on financial and accounting documents.
  • FNCE 7200 - Doctoral Seminar: Empirical Research Methods in Finance
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Develops an understanding of current empirical methods used to examine research issues related to corporatefinance and the capital markets.
  • MBAX 6295 - Topics in Finance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics with the potential of being incorporated into the standard MBA curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.


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