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Center for Financial Economics: Carl Christ Professorship

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 2008 with commitments made by Charles and Nancy Clarvit, Jeff and Shari Aronson, Carol and Steven Batoff, Robert and Avis Barbera, Steven and Judith Kaye, Ross and Patricia Margolies, Marshal and Janet Salant, Timothy and Denise Weglicki, Edgar and Jeanne Edwards, David P. Nolan, James and Ann Rickards, Neil and Lenore Sherman, Carl and Rachael Berg, Kevin and Beth Heerdt, Donald E. Kerr Jr., Albert Teplin, and Lawrence and Carol Wolfe in honor of Carl Christ

ChristCarlCARL CHRIST began his career as a physicist, working on the Manhattan Project and teaching physics at Princeton. His legacy, however, is in economics. He joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University in 1950, leaving for a six-year stint at the University of Chicago, then returning to Hopkins in 1961. Dr. Christ taught in the Department of Economics at Hopkins for almost 50 years, serving as departmental chair for seven of those years. He is the author of three books, editor of one, and has over 40 articles in journals and books, as well as more than 60 other publications. His major research interests are econometric methods, especially the testing and evaluation of econometric models; monetary and fiscal policy, especially government budget restraint; and the history of econometrics. Recipient of Hopkins’ George Owen Teaching Award, Dr. Christ is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Statistical Association. The Carl Christ Professorship honors the legacy of a man who has been an inspirational teacher and mentor to generations of Johns Hopkins students.

Held by Gregory R. Duffee

DuffeeGregoryGREGORY R. DUFFEE, the inaugural Carl Christ Professor, spent a decade as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board and was a tenured finance professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business before joining Hopkins’ Department of Economics in 2008. His research interests include term structure of interest rates, stock return dynamics and credit risk, including building and testing mathematical models of interest rates and stock returns. His work on empirical asset pricing is among the most widely cited in the world. Dr. Duffee is an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Review of Derivatives Research, and he has authored more than two dozen articles and other publications.