Patrick J. Dennis

Associate Professor of Commerce

Patrick J. Dennis
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Ph.D., Finance, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.B.A., Finance, Duke University
B.S., Applied Physics, State University of New York at Geneseo
Areas of Expertise: 
Fixed income markets
Asset pricing
Market microstructure
Professional Activities: 

Professor Dennis studies investments, with a focus in derivative securities (securities such as options whose value is tied to another underlying security such as the price of Apple stock), market microstructure (the study of the fundamental mechanisms by which securities are traded), and the effect of institutional investors on markets.  He teaches courses in investments and fixed income securities.

Professor Dennis has presented his work at national conferences sponsored by The American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Management Association, and Nasdaq. He has published his work in such journals as The Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Futures Markets; Financial Review; Advances in Futures and Options Research; and Financial Analysts Journal. He is actively collaborating on joint research projects with colleagues at the University of Virginia as well as the University of Georgia, Arizona State University, Rice University, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For detailed information on Professor Dennis' research, please visit his personal Web Page.

Recent news about Patrick J. Dennis:
McIntire Finance Professors Patrick Dennis and Carola Schenone, with co-author Kristopher Gerardi from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, recently earned the prize for “Best Conference Paper” at the 2018 European Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meeting. The prestigious award recognizes... Read more
Call it another blow to our faith in rational decision making. In a new paper, UVA Professors Patrick Dennis and Benjamin Converse present strong evidence to argue that all numbers are not equal in our minds. Instead, when choosing from... Read more
From retirement to saving for college tuition, institutional investing has become a ubiquitous tool for many of us trying to grow our money. Building a diversified portfolio of securities is often the prescribed course for helping us accomplish our financial... Read more