Faculty & Research

Bruce Carlin

Visiting Professor of Finance

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Bruce Carlin holds the title of Visiting Professor of Finance at Booth while at his home institution (UCLA) he is a Full Professor of Finance.

At Booth, Professor Carlin teaches Investments. He teaches the same course at UCLA where he has received numerous teaching awards, including the recent 2015 Neidorf Decade Teaching award and the 2015 Teaching Excellence award, given by the graduating MBA students. 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 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 and runs a whiskey society in Los Angeles. He is also an avid poker player and is always looking for a game.


2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35000 Investments 2018 (Spring)