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Christine Parlour - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Christine Parlour Christine Parlour

Professor | Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting | Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley



Areas of Expertise (6)


Digital Payments

Credit Markets





Christine A. Parlour is the Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting at Berkeley Haas. Most of her work is in institutionally complex areas, such as market microstructure and banking. Her current work focuses on changes in the payments system and the effects on bank balance sheets. She has written for major finance and economics journals. She has been on the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board and is currently on the steering committee for the New Special Study of Securities Markets.

Education (3)

Queen’s University at Kingston: PhD, Economics

Queen’s University at Kingston: MA, Economics

University of Ottawa: BSocSci

Honors & Awards (5)

Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching

PhD Program 2015

Goldman Sachs Asset Management Quant Award for Best Paper in Review of Finance, “Rationing in IPOs”


WFA NYSE Best Equity Trading Paper, “Equilibrium in a Dynamic Limit Order Market”


BP America Research Chair

2002 - 2003

GSIA “Excellence in the Classroom” Teaching Award


Selected External Service & Affiliations (2)

  • Co-Editor: Review of Finance
  • Consulting: Morgan Stanley (Auctions) Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2005

2012 – present, Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting 2010 - 2011, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow 2006 – 2012, Associate Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business 2005 – 2006, Assistant Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business 2003 – 2006, Associate Professor of Finance, Carnegie Mellon University 2000 – 2001, Visiting Economist, S.E.C. 1995 – 2002, Assistant Professor of Finance, Carnegie Mellon University

Media Appearances (2)

Top US Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

CoinDesk  online


Top US business schools are working to incorporate blockchain and cryptography into curriculums to meet evolving employer and student demands. As commerce and finance become more digitized, schools say they are experiencing pressure from all angles to graduate students skilled in data science areas such as blockchain, while demand for the traditional MBA skill set subsides.

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‘On Like Donkey Kong’: How a Dubious Super PAC Boosted a Questionable Penny Stock

ProPublica  online


A little more than a year ago, Hillary Clinton’s imminent entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was setting off political and financial ripples around the country. One of the most unlikely was a spike in the stock price of an obscure Las Vegas company that once built tables for beer pong.

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Selected Research Grants (4)

Carnegie–Bosch Research Grant

Carnegie Bosch Institute 

1999, 2001

“Contracts and Risk Sharing”

RMI Grant 


COR Faculty Research Grant

UC Berkeley 


“Valuing an LNG Supply Chain"

CART Research Grant 


Selected Papers & Publications (6)

Competition, Managerial Slack and Corporate Governance

Review of Corporate Finance Studies

Christine Parlour, Limor Golan and Uday Rajan


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Markup Cycles, Dynamic Misallocation and Amplification

Journal of Economic Theory

Christine Parlour, Marcus M. Opp, and Johan Walden


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Laying Off Credit Risk: Loan Sales versus Credit Default Swaps

Journal of Financial Economics

Christine Parlour and Andrew Winton


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Financial Flexibility, Bank Capital Flows and Asset Prices

Journal of Finance

Christine Parlour


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Hedging Labor Income Risk

Journal of Financial Economics

Christine Parlour, S. Betermier, T. Jansson, and J. Walden


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Signaling Quality via Queues

Management Science

Christine Parlour, Laurens G. Debo, and Uday Rajan


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