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Virginia Grace France

Assistant Professor of Finance and Academic Advisor


Educational Background

Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1986
B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College, 1977

Positions Held

Assistant 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 Publications

Baer, 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.