Professor Geert Bekaert teaches courses on global investments and asset management. His research focus is on international finance, emerging markets, empirical asset pricing and portfolio management. His thesis won the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics. Geert Bekaert has published over 60 articles in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Financial Studies and other academic journals. Geert‘s research has been supported by two NSF grants so far. He is a Co-Managing Editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance. Bekaert is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a consultant for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. With Bob Hodrick, he is the author of a textbook on International Financial Management.