David Brown

Associate Professor of Finance
Brian and Clara Franke Endowed Chair in Finance
David Brown

McClelland Hall 315D
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108


Areas of Expertise

Asset management
Early-stage financing and IPOs
Institutional investors
Price feedback and price informativeness
Taxes and retirement planning

David 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.


  • FIN 413 Financial Modeling - Spring
  • FIN 415 Critical Thinking in Finance - Spring

Publications and Working Papers


  • PhD in Finance, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014