Christian Lundblad is the Richard Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance and the Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also the Director of Research at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Investment Management. Finally, he holds a courtesy appointment as a Special-Term Professor at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. His research spans asset pricing, investment management, and international finance, with a specialization in emerging market development. His research has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Finance, and now serves at the Journal of Banking and Finance and Financial Management. He also served as a financial economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., where he advised the Board of Governors on international financial market developments. He is also the recipient of the MBA for Executives and OneMBA Teaching Excellence awards. He received a PhD in financial economics and a master’s degree in economics from Duke University. He earned his BA in economics and English literature with highest honors from Washington University in St. Louis.