Diego Garcia is the Burridge Endowed Chair in Finance at the Leeds School of Business. Professor Garcia was on the faculty at UNC at Chapel Hill and at the Tuck School of Business before joining the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD from the Haas School of Business and his master’s in statistics from the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his BBA from the Asturias Business School in Spain. Professor Garcia comes from Asturias, a small region in Northwest Spain.
Professor Garcia's research interest encompass informational frictions in financial markets, as well as the effect of behavioral biases in asset prices. His work is both theoretical and empirical in nature, and it has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Economic Theory, among others. Professor Garcia's research received the Michael Brennan award for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies.
Professor Garcia has taught both corporate and investment classes in undergraduate, MBA, MAC and PhD courses during his tenure at Dartmouth and UNC. At the Leeds School Diego is teaching Investments and a Research Topics class during the 2015-2016 academic year.