Dr. Balvers area of expertise is Asset Pricing and Financial Markets, Investments.
Balvers holds the Michael Lee-Chin & Family Chair in Investment and Portfolio Management.
Production-Based Asset Pricing, Predictability of Stock Returns, Asset Pricing with Asymmetric Information
Outstanding Researcher Award, 2010, 1994, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University.
Outstanding Teacher Award, 1993, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University.
Finalist Crowell Memorial Paper Award 2002 (PanAgora Asset Management) for “Momentum and Mean Reversion across National Equity Markets” (with Yangru Wu).
Claude W. Benedum Research Award in Behavior and Social Science 1999-2000, West Virginia University.
“Best of the Best” Award Winner (sponsored by Hewlett Packard) in the 1999 Financial Management Association Competitive Paper Awards Program for the paper “Mean Reversion across National Stock Markets and Parametric Contrarian Investment Strategies.” (with Yangru Wu and Erik Gilliland).
Member Editorial Board of the International Journal of Financial Studies, April 2012 – now.
Special Editor, Managerial Finance, Issue on Mean Reversion in Financial Markets, Volume 29, Number 10, 2003.
Referee for Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, National Science Foundation, Journal of Political Economy, Management Science, and many other journals.
Tennis, Hiking, Reading (popular science and historical fiction)