Virginia Grace France
Assistant Professor of Finance and Academic Advisor
Educational BackgroundPh.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1986
B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College, 1977
Positions HeldAssistant Professor, University of Illinois, 1988-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, 1993-1994
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986-1988
Visiting Lecturer, University of California, 1986
Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984-1985
Instructor, University of Chicago, 1981-1984
Recent PublicationsBaer, H., France, V., Moser, J. 2004. Opportunity cost and prudentiality: An analysis of collateral decisions in bilateral and multilateral settings. Research in Finance SSRN Abstract
France, V., Canoles, W., Thompson, S., Irwin, S. 2002. An Analysis of the Profiles and Motivations of Habitual Commodity Speculators. Journal of Futures Markets SSRN Abstract
D"Arcy, S. , France, V. 1997. Catastrophe Futures: A Better Hedge for Insurers. Future Markets
Teaching and Research Interests
Teaches courses in portfolio management and derivatives.
Research focuses on financial regulation and the industrial organization of futures and options markets.