Christian Goulding, PhD

Christian Goulding, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research

Christian Goulding conducts original theoretical and empirical research across several investment disciplines. Recent topics include pairs trading, momentum turning points, volatility management, and factor dispersion.

Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Christian was Assistant Professor of Finance at Michigan State University, researching asset pricing and teaching courses on financial management. He earned his PhD in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Before his doctoral studies, Christian was a vice president at DFA Capital Management.

Christian has written research articles published in leading academic journals in the topic areas of statistical inference and optimization. He also has master's degrees in financial engineering and optimization from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his BS in applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.