Klaas Baks

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  • Assistant Professor in Practice of Finance
  • Executive Director, Center for Alternative Investments
  • Phone: 404-727-4752
  • Fax: 404-727-5238

Mailing Address:

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Klaas joined the Goizueta Business School in 2002. His research interests include investment management, financial econometrics and venture capital. Klaas received his Ph.D. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has a M.A. in Economics from Brown University, a M.Sc. in Econometrics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and a Diploma in Japanese language and business studies from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Klaas also received the Trefftz Award for Best Student Paper at the Western Finance Association Meetings, 2002. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Klaas was a financial analyst at Fuji Bank in Japan and Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.

Publications

Working Papers

Areas of Specialization

  • Investment Management, Mutual Funds
  • Econometrics
  • Venture Capital

Achievements and Honors

  • Trefftz Award for Best Student Paper at the Western Finance Association Meetings, 2002
  • Nominated for the Smith Breeden Award for the best paper in Journal of Finance, 2001

Memberships and Activities

  • Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, 2002-2003

Education

  • Ph.D. Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2002
  • Master's in Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI 1997
  • Master's Science in Econometrics & Statistics, Groningen University, The Netherlands 1995