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Professor Jorion  is Professor of Finance at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine.
He has been named recently Chancellor's Professor. This title is used to recognize "scholars who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and whose continued promise for scholarly achievement makes them of exceptional value to the university."

  He has also taught at Columbia University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of British Columbia.  

He holds an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a degree in engineering from the University of Brussels. 


Dr. Jorion has authored more than ninety publications directed to academics and practitioners on the topics of risk management and international finance. His research impact places him in the top 30 finance researchers in the world. His work has received wide recognition, including the Smith Breeden Prize in 1999, which is awarded to the best papers in the Journal of Finance, and a Graham and Scroll Award, given to the best papers in the Financial Analysts Journal. He has also done extensive work in the area of financial risk management with derivative instruments, and is known as an expert on the topic of Value at Risk.

Dr. Jorion has written a number of books, including “Financial Risk Management: Domestic and International Dimensions,” a graduate-level textbook on the global dimensions of risk management, and “Big Bets Gone Bad: Derivatives and Bankruptcy in Orange County,” the first account of the largest municipal failure in U.S. history.   His book, “Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk,” which is aimed at finance practitioners, has become a best-seller in its field. He also authored the “Financial Risk Manager Handbook,” published by Wiley.   

Philippe Jorion is a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences.  He has delivered executive seminars on the topics of risk management, global asset allocation, fixed income markets, and international finance.  He is on the editorial board of a number of finance journals. From 1998 to 2006, he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Risk.  
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