Eller Finance Professor Competes in Excel Competition

Aug. 12, 2022


David Brown, Brian and Clara Franke Endowed Chair in Finance and associate professor of finance in the Eller College of Management, recently placed fourth in the World Excel Championship All Star Battle which aired on ESPN8.

This competition—set up by the Financial Modeling World Cup—includes eight expert modelers that go up against one another and try to solve a task about lottery answers with the goal to answer as many questions as possible in a certain amount of time using Microsoft Excel.

The All Star Battle not only included the competition itself, but commentators and analysis as well.

Brown joined the Eller College of Management in 2014 after earning his PhD in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Colorado Boulder. His areas of research include institutional investors, asset management, price feedback and price informativeness, early-stage financing and IPOs, taxes and retirement planning. Prior to joining academia, he worked in high-frequency algorithmic trading and private student lending where he was involved in several fundraising efforts, ranging from $300,000 to $75 million.