Brian Davis

Clinical Associate Professor of Finance
Department: Finance
Office: 365 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-9590
Fax: 814-865-3362
E-mail: bsd12@psu.edu


Introduction

Professor Davis graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.  Upon graduation, Davis joined Chubb Group's New York office as an underwriter in their Executive Protection Department.  Davis then developed a 7-year career as a Management Consultant and Research Analyst with The Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. assisting international banks with their development of retail banking strategies, international regulatory policy compliance and merger and acquisition strategy. Davis earned an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, specializing in Monetary Economics and industrial Organization.  Davis then worked for two years as an Economic Analyst with SRA Inc. as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, performing cost and benefit analysis for the implementation of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. Davis received his Ph.D from the State University of New York's Rockefeller School of Public Policy and Administration, specializing in research on the regulation of international financial markets.  Davis served as a Visiting Professor at Ohio University and an Assistant Professor at York College of Pennsylvania before joining the Penn State faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance.  Davis continues to research financial market regulation, oil markets and the paradoxes of Finance and Economic Theory vs. current financial market events. Professor Davis teaches courses in Smeal's undergraduate programs and has been honored with recognition for his undergraduate teaching.


 


Current Research

Professor Davis continues to research financial market regulation, oil markets and the paradoxes of Finance and Economic Theory vs. current financial market events.


Expertise

Financial Economics, Public Finance, Regulation


Education

Ph.D, Public Policy and Administration, SUNY Albany,  2006 

M.A., Ecomomics, George Mason University,  1996 

B.A., Economics, Colgate University,  1990