Philippe Jorion

Professor of Finance and Senior Associate Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine


Ph.D., international finance, The University of Chicago; M.B.A., The University of Chicago 

Summary of Experience

Professor Jorion has authored more than 70 publications directed to academics and practitioners on the topics of risk management and international finance. His work has received wide recognition, including the 1999 Smith Breeden Prize, awarded annually to the best papers in the Journal of Finance. He has also done extensive work in the area of financial risk management with derivative instruments and is known as an expert on the topic of value at risk. Professor Jorion has written a number of books, including Financial Risk Management: Domestic and International Dimensions, a graduate-level textbook on the global dimensions of risk management, and Big Bets Gone Bad: Derivatives and Bankruptcy in Orange County, the first account of the largest municipal failure in U.S. history. His book, Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk, aimed at finance practitioners, has become a best-seller in its field. He also wrote the Financial Risk Manager Handbook, published by Wiley. Professor Jorion is a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences and has delivered executive seminars on risk management, global asset allocation, fixed-income markets, and international finance. He is on the editorial board of a number of finance journals and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Risk.

AG Contacts

Nicholas I. Crew
Mark H. Egland