Christopher James has testified extensively in litigation and regulatory matters related to financial institutions, antitrust and competition, securities, and valuation. He has addressed issues concerning loss causation, mutual fund pricing, estimation of damages, class certification, and corporate restructurings.
Professor James’s research focuses on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and applied econometrics. He has studied extensively the role of financial institutions in the capital acquisition process, and he has analyzed the effects of the financial crisis on the availability of bank credit and on the value of structured products. Professor James has held positions at the FDIC and at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He has also consulted to a number of government agencies and corporate entities on issues concerning the valuation of corporate assets, bank management, corporate finance, and real estate–related issues.
Professor James serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Services Research, and Managerial and Decision Economics. He has published widely in leading journals on credit market conditions, lending practices, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions’ compensation policies, corporate finance, and mortgage-backed securities. Professor James has received multiple awards for outstanding teaching.