Jamie Alcock is Professor of Mathematics and Finance and Deputy-Dean of the Jinan-Birmingham Joint Institute.
He joins UoB from The University of Oxford, where he led the Future of Real Estate initiative. Jamie has previously held senior academic positions at The University of Sydney, The University of Cambridge, and at his alma mater The University of Queensland, Australia; both in Mathematics and Business Schools. He has also taught at several summer schools at Renmin University in Beijing, China and served as a Fellow of Downing College Cambridge.
Jamie's research explores the pricing and management of convexity in finance and real estate, with a particular interest in convex dependence structures. He has produced over forty refereed articles and reports and has published across the full range of financial scholarship including Quantitative Finance (Lead Paper), the Review of Finance, The Journal of Futures Markets, The Journal of Banking and Finance, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Finance Research Letters, The Journal of International Money and Finance, Abacus, The Journal of Portfolio Management, among others.
He has secured grants and industrial funding totalling around £1.5m (non-FEC) and has been awarded numerous prizes for research and teaching excellence including the best paper at the European Real Estate Conference, which receives over 500 submissions annually. While at USyd, he was nominated for the Wayne Lonergan Prize for teaching excellence four times.
Prof Alcock is particularly proud of his research students. 8 of his 9 PhD students have received international prizes for their doctoral research. His former students have attracted job offers from The Universities of Cambridge, Cornell, Purdue, Iowa, Penn State, NSW, Melbourne, QLD, as well as Google, Blackrock and Citibank.
Jamie is happy to discuss doctoral research opportunities with potential PhD students, and has a number of PhD scholarships available.