Richard Evans

Associate Professor of Business Administration Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia

Photograph of Richard Evans  Richard Evans’ research deals broadly with investment decisions, and his current research explores exchange-traded funds, fund manager compensation and incentives, corporate political activity and stock performance, short-selling and quantitative vs. fundamental investment strategies. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies and has been cited by the financial press (New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Forbes magazine) as well as regulatory agencies (Securities and Exchange Commission, US General Accounting Office and the White House Council of Economic Advisors). He has presented his research to the SEC, Federal Reserve, Social Security Administration, and the American Finance Association. He currently serves on the Editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal and he has taught executive education courses for investment professionals from Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Citizens Bank. He has been the recipient of a Santander Research Fellowship at Cambridge University, a Senior Research Fellowship at the Long-Term Investors think tank at the Università di Torino, and he has served as a visiting faculty member at Nova Universidade de Lisboa. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Utah and a master’s degree and doctorate in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.