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I am an assistant professor of finance at Wake Forest University's School of Business and a senior research associate at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. I am the lead quantitative analyst for the Active Management Research Alliance.

My research spans international finance, monetary policy and alternative investments. My work has been presented at top conferences, including the AEA, AFA, WFA, and NBER, and published in the American Economic Review. Recently my work has been featured in Bloomberg and awarded the 2019-2020 Unigestion Alternative Risk Premia research academy project.

At Wake Forest I teach Quantitative Finance in the undergraduate finance program and Financial Analytics in the Masters in Business Analytics program. I am the 2018-2019 recipient of the T.B. Rose Fellowship in Business Teaching Award for pedagogical innovation.

I received a PhD in finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I earned a master's degree in Statistics and Operations Research and a bachelor's of science degree with highest honors in Mathematical Decision Sciences from the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

International Finance, Monetary Policy, Alternative Investments

  • Ph D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Finance) - 2016
  • MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Operations Research and Statistics) - 2010
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Mathematical Decision Sciences) - 2008

Research Interests

  • International Finance, Monetary Policy, Alternative Investments

Teaching Interests

  • Quantitative Finance, International Finance, Corporate Finance

  • Howard, P., Lundblad, C.,  Brown, G. (2021). Crowded Trades and Tail Risk. Review of Financial Studies
  • Howard, P., Colacito, R., Croce, M.,  Ho, S. (). BKK the EZ Way: An International Production Economy with Recursive Preferences. American Economic Review  | more information

  • 2020 - FMA Best Paper Award Semifinalist, FMA
  • 2019 - T.B. Rose Fellowship in Business Teaching Award, Wake Forest University's School of Business
  • 2019 - Unigestion Alternative Risk Premia Research Award, Unigestion

  • January 1, 2020 - Study Finds ?Significant' Crowding in Hedge Funds , Risk.net| more information
  • January 1, 2019 - Crowded Trades & Tail Risk , Yahoo! Finance| more information
  • January 1, 2019 - Crowded Trades and Tail Risk , Novus Research Library| more information
  • January 1, 2019 - Scientists Prove Crowded Hedge Fund Stocks Are Real and Risky , Bloomberg| more information
  • November 18, 2017 - Meet North Carolina's Best-Run Public Companies , Triangle Business Journal| more information