Shaun William Davies is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Davies earned his Ph.D. at UCLA Anderson's Graduate School of Management in 2013, his M.A. in Economics at UCLA in 2010, and both his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and B.A. in Economics at the University of Colorado in 2005. Dr. Davies is also a CFA charterholder. Dr. Davies’ research interests are in Asset Management, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Target-Date Funds (TDFs), Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Crowdfunding and Applied Game Theory. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Furthermore, his research has been featured in several media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
In addition, Dr. Davies is the Leeds Finance PhD Program Director and Chair of the Leeds Undergraduate Curriculum and Policy Committee. Dr. Davies teaches both undergraduate and MBA courses and is an award winning teacher; Dr. Davies was the recipient of the 2020 Joseph L. Frascona Teaching Excellence Award.