Professor, Banking and Finance
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), 1993
M.A., University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), 1990
M.B.A., College of William and Mary, 1984
M.A., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1981
Sam Thomas’s research is centered on the practice of investment science and valuation. His focus is on integrating an understanding of the global business cycle with corporate finance strategy and investment strategy. One of Sam’s recent projects focuses on innovations in designing life-long portfolios by understanding phases of the business cycle and incorporating that knowledge with asset allocation that’s in keeping with investment objectives. His results are particularly relevant for investment strategists, pension finance, and social security design.