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Tony Cookson is a Professor of Finance and faculty director for the MS in Finance program at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado - Boulder.
Tony is a Montana native. After earning his bachelor's degree in economics and master's degrees in Statistics and Applied Economics from Montana State University, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago. He has been on faculty at University of Colorado since 2013.
His research is empirical and covers a wide range of topics in finance and economics. His research makes use of unique data sets and empirical settings to study how households and corporations make financial decisions. Through his research, Dr. Cookson has become an expert on how investors use social media, the casino industry, the political economy of Native American reservations, and the consequences of the fracking revolution for households. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Law and Economics, and Management Science. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Financial Economics and Financial Management.
Since 2022, he is a director of the Financial Research Association, which organizes a prominent academic finance research conference in Las Vegas annually.