Research: Financial markets, asset pricing, tail risk, portfolio choice
Dr. Beason specializes his research in financial markets, from market microstructure to aggregate asset pricing. His research places a particular emphasis on quantitative economic modeling and bridging theory and empirics. He is Assistant Professor of Finance and Russell & Arlene Oliver Junior Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech. He teaches an undergraduate course on investments and a doctoral seminar on research and professional development. Prior to completing his Ph.D. in Finance at Arizona State University, he obtained undergraduate degrees in finance and mathematics and a graduate degree in quantitative finance from Bradley University.