Virginia France

Virginia France

Assistant Professor of Finance (retired)

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Contact

414 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-0704

v-france@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

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

Positions Held

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, 1993-1994
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, 1988 to present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986-1988
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of California, 1986
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984-1985
  • Instructor, University of Chicago, 1981-1984

Recent Publications

  • France, V., & Kahn, C. (2016). Law as a constraint on bailouts: Emergency support for central counterparties. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 28, Issue C 22-31.

Other Publications

Article

  • Baer, H., France, V., & Moser, J. (2004). Opportunity cost and prudentiality: An analysis of collateral decisions in bilateral and multilateral settings. Research in Finance, 21.  link >
  • France, V., Canoles, W., Thompson, S., & Irwin, S. (2002). An Analysis of the Profiles and Motivations of Habitual Commodity Speculators. Journal of Futures Markets,.  link >
  • D'Arcy, S., & France, V. (1997). Catastrophe Futures: A Better Hedge for Insurers. Future Markets, 2.
  • D'Arcy, S., & France, V. (1992). Catastrophe Futures: A Better Hedge for Insurers. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 59 (4), 575-600.

Conference Proceeding

  • D'Arcy, S., France, V., & Gorvett, R. (1999). Pricing Catastrophe Risk: Could CAT Futures Have Coped With Andrew? CAS Securitization of Risk Call Paper Program.

Presentation

  • France, V., Kahn, C., & Steigerwald, R. (2015). Law as a constraint on the 'lender of last resort': Central bank luquidity support for central counterparties. Hoover Institution Conference on Law and Lender of Last Resort.
  • France, V., Kahn, C., & Steigerwald, R. (2015). Law as a constraint on the 'lender of last resort'; Central bank liquidity support for central counterparties. Seminar.
  • France, V., & Oltheten, E. (2013). Clicker Trading. Allied Social Science Association Meetings.
  • France, V. (2000). A History of the Liverpool Cotton Exchange Clearinghouse. Economic History Workshop.

Teaching Interests

Teaches courses in portfolio management and derivatives.

Research Interests

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

Contact

414 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-0704

v-france@illinois.edu

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