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Alexander Kurov Ph.D.

Alexander Kurov Ph.D.

Fred T. Tattersall Research Chair in Finance


304-293-7892Alex.Kurov@mail.wvu.edu4001Reynolds Hall View Curriculum Vitae


Alexander Kurov Ph.D.

Fred T. Tattersall Research Chair in Finance

Professor, Finance


Dr. Kurov’s research interests are in financial market efficiency, futures markets, and commodity markets. His work examines price discovery, informed trading and the effect of public announcements on asset prices. He teaches primarily graduate courses on derivative securities, quantitative investment analysis, and a doctoral seminar in market microstructure.

Dr. Kurov’s articles have appeared in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, etc. His research has featured prominently in international media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN Money, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, etc.

Dr. Kurov is an associate editor of the Journal of Commodity Markets and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Dr. Kurov’s profiles on Google Scholar and SSRN


  • Ph.D. in finance, Binghamton University (SUNY)
  • M.B.A., concentration in finance, Fairfield University
  • M.S.E.E., Siberian State University of Science and Technology

Honors Awards

  • Award of Distinction in Research, College of Business and Economics, 2018
  • Outstanding reviewer award for the Financial Review, 2017
  • Finance Department Service Award, 2016
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Business and Economics, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Business and Economics, 2009

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