Klaas P. Baks
Executive Director, Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance
Klaas P. Baks PhD, is the Executive Director of the Emory Center for Alternative Investments and an Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. The Emory Center for Alternative Investments is a global leader in the alternative investments industry with an advisory board consisting of ten CEOs and/or CIOs of large institutional investment firms with combined assets under management in excess of one trillion dollars. His research and teaching focuses on issues in alternative investments, entrepreneurial finance and investment management, and he has published papers in a number of academic and business journals. He teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level.
Prior to joining Emory University, Baks held positions at Fuji Bank in Tokyo, Japan, Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.
A doctoral graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in finance, Baks also holds a M.A. degree in economics from Brown University, a master’s degree (cum laude) in econometrics from Groningen University, The Netherlands and a diploma in Japanese language and business studies from Leiden University, The Netherlands. As part of his doctoral studies he spent two years at Harvard University.
Lawrence M. Benveniste
Academic Director, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance
Lawrence M. Benveniste PhD, is former dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He also holds the academic position of the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance.Prior to his current role, Benveniste served as Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He rose to the rank of dean from his faculty position as the U.S. Bancorp Professor of Finance. He also served on the faculties of Boston College, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester.
Benveniste worked as a staff economist for the Board of Governors to the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., where he helped to develop several significant regulatory initiatives, including risk-based capital, which monitors the equity value of commercial banks to protect the deposit insurance system.
He is on the Board of Directors of Alliance Data Systems and Rimage Corporation.
Director Real Estate Program, Professor in the Practice of Finance
Roy T. Black PhD, who has taught part-time at Goizueta since 1999, joined the Goizueta faculty full-time in Summer 2007 to spearhead the Real Estate program. During his tenure at Goizueta, Black has seen his typical class size of 30 students and his load of one or two courses a year swell to the establishment of a program. He has a J.D. from Woodrow Wilson College of Law, an M.S. in Real Estate from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Prior to entering academia, he spent 15 years as a real estate attorney.
T. Clifton Green
Faculty Advisor, Associate Professor of Finance
Clifton Green joined Goizueta Business School in 1999 after completing his PhD at NYU where he taught 1998-1999. His research interests include investments and market microstructure, with an emphasis on behavioral finance. Clifton’s research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Financial Times, and on CNBC television.
At Goizueta, Clifton serves as the Finance PhD Coordinator and teaches the core Corporate Finance class in the BBA program and Behavioral Finance in the PhD program. He has also taught Security Analysis and Portfolio Management in the MBA program.