Prof. Gjergji Cici, Ph.D.
Gjergji Cici is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Mason School of Business of the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. After receiving his doctorate, he became Associate Director of Research for Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) at the Wharton School of Business, where he designed a number of major initiatives related to research in the field of asset management. Professor Cici's dissertation explored the trading behavior of mutual fund managers; his current research interests include portfolio performance evaluation, agency issues in the mutual fund and hedge fund industry, and behavioral finance. His research has been published in The Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Banking and Finance. His paper on the pricing practices of mutual funds won the Society of Quantitative Analysts Award for the best paper in quantitative investments at the Western Finance Association 2008 Conference. Professor Cici's research has been featured in more than 30 articles in the business press, including the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Bloomberg, and Pensions & Investments.