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Steven David Baker

Assistant Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 384
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., Financial Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
M.C.S., University of Virginia
Sc.B., Computer Science, A.B., German Studies, Brown University

Professor Baker studies how different financial market participants interact through trade to determine asset prices. His research also connects financial markets to the real economy. Much of his work applies to crude oil markets or to economies where participants disagree about how markets are likely to behave.

Professor Baker's work has been presented at leading business schools and conferences. Before earning his Ph.D. in Financial Economics, Professor Baker had a career as a Computer Scientist at Raytheon Company, working on experimental real-time distributed systems.

COMM 4710: Intermediate Investments
Credits: 3
Provides an understanding of contemporary cash and derivative equity securities and markets. Both investment theory and its practical applications are considered. The primary perspective for most discussions is that of an institutional investor, although applications to personal finance are included. Both U.S. and international equity and fixed-income markets are discussed. Topics include asset allocation, portfolio theory, market efficiency, models of asset pricing, program trading, and equity options and financial futures. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing or instructor permission.