{Professor Dr. Alex Garivaltis.}

"The man of action has the present, but the thinker controls the future." --Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

  • I have M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Quantitative Economics from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).


[> Dissertation Title: Essays on Universal Portfolios.

[> Dissertation Committee: Aldo Rustichini (Thesis Advisor), David Rahman (Co-Advisor), Jan Werner (Dissertation Reviewer), Terry Roe (Outside Examiner for Thesis Defense), Hengjie Ai (Outside Examiner for Prelim Oral).


  • Teaching Fields: Sports Economics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Algorithmic Trading; Optimal Portfolio Choice; Research Tools & Methods. [Teaching Statement]

  • Research Fields: Quantitative Finance; Financial Engineering; Decision Theory and Robust Procedures; Financial Intermediation; Financial Econometrics; Algorithmic Trading; Computational Finance; Financial Machine Learning; Sports Economics & Analytics; Pricing Analytics; Sabermetrics.

  • Prelim Fields: Econometrics; Labor Economics.


[> ORCID-iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0944-8517.

[> ArXiv Author Identifier: https://arxiv.org/a/garivaltis_a_1.html.

[> Google Scholar Page.

[> LinkedIn Profile.

[> ResearchGate Profile.

[> E-Mail: agarivaltis1@niu.edu.


Office Hours for Spring 2021: Phone & Zoom®, by appointment.


Campus Address:

514 Zulauf Hall,

Department of Economics,

School of Public and Global Affairs,

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

Northern Illinois University,

DeKalb, Illinois, 60115-2828.