Professor Shanken has research interests primarily in the investment/capital markets side of finance with emphasis on the application of sophisticated econometric methods. His teaching interests include capital budgeting, managerial finance, and investment management. Prior to joining Emory University in the summer of 2002, he was Frontier Corporation Professor of Finance at the University of Rochester. Professor Shanken began his teaching career at the University of California, Berkeley and has also been a visiting professor at Yale University. Before teaching, he spent time as a systems analyst at Sandia Laboratories in New Mexico working on security for nuclear plants.


  • PhD in Economics
    Carnegie-Mellon University
  • MS in Economics
    Carnegie-Mellon University
  • MA in Mathematics
    Cornell University
  • BS in Mathematics
    SUNY at Stony Brook