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Virginia Grace France

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Virginia Grace France is an assistant professor of finance and acts as director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Finance and as finance track coordinator for the MBA program.  She holds a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.  She has been a member of the Illinois faculty since 1988.  She teaches courses in portfolio management and derivatives at both the undergraduate and the graduate level, and acts as lead faculty member in the undergraduate survey course in finance.  Her research focuses on financial regulation and the industrial organization of futures and options markets.