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Virginia Grace France

Assistant Professor of Finance and Academic Advisor


Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago, 1986.
B.A. Economics, Swarthmore College, 1977.

Research Interests

Research focuses on financial regulation and the industrial organization of futures and options markets.


Journal Articles

"Opportunity cost and prudentiality: An analysis of collateral decisions in bilateral and multilateral settings" H. Baer, V. France, J. Moser, Research in Finance, (21) 2004.
SSRN Abstract

"An Analysis of the Profiles and Motivations of Habitual Commodity Speculators" V. France, W. Canoles, S. Thompson, S. Irwin, Journal of Futures Markets, 2002.
SSRN Abstract

"Catastrophe Futures: A Better Hedge for Insurers" S. D'Arcy, V. France, Future Markets, (2) 1997.

"Catastrophe Futures: A Better Hedge for Insurers" S. D'Arcy, V. France, Journal of Risk and Insurance, (59) December, 4 575-600 1992.

Conference Proceedings

"Pricing Catastrophe Risk: Could CAT Futures Have Coped With Andrew?" S. D'Arcy, V. France, R. Gorvett, 1999.

Honors and Awards

Associate , Office for Futures and Options Research , 1992-2004

Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers , University of Illinois , 1997

, Commerce Alumni Association Undergraduate Excellence-in-Teaching Award , 1993

, Incomplete List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent , 1991

Ameritech Research Fellow , University of Illinois at Chicago , 1988-1989

Associate, Office for the Study of Futures and Options , University of Illinois at Chicago , 1986-1988


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