Bruce Carlin holds the title of Visiting Professor of Finance at Booth while at his home institution (Rice University) he is the George R. Brown Professor of Finance.

At Booth, Professor Carlin teaches Investments and Corporate Finance. He has taught the same courses at Rice University and UCLA where he has received numerous teaching awards, including the Neidorf Decade Teaching award and the Teaching Excellence award, given by the graduating MBA students at UCLA. Professor Carlin’s philosophy is that anyone can learn finance. He teaches his course from first principles, offers intuitive explanations, and focuses on applications.

Professor Carlin's primary research interests are in the areas of consumer finance, asset pricing, and theoretical corporate finance. He received the 2018 CICF Best Paper Award, the 2014 WRDS prize, was a finalist for the 2013 AQR Insight award, received the 2009 Swiss Finance Award, and was awarded the 2009 Eric and "E" Juline Faculty Excellence in Research Award at UCLA. Professor Carlin was an Associate Editor at the Review of Financial Studies from 2011-2014.

With dual degrees (M.D. and B.S.) from Northwestern University, Professor Carlin also holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Duke University and an MBA from Washington University of St. Louis.

Professor Carlin has many outside interests. He is a competitive swimmer, plays blues guitar, and is an avid poker player.

Academic Areas

  • Finance

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2022 (Autumn)