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.
PhD in Finance, Arizona State University, 2021
MS in Quantitative Finance, Bradley University, 2015
BS in Finance and BS in Mathematics, Bradley University, 2014
Financial markets, asset pricing, tail risk, portfolio choice