Jason P. Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Economics and Finance
PhD, Finance, University of North Carolina at CharlotteMS, Finance, The George Washington UniversityBBA, Finance and Sports Management, The George Washington University
Jason P. Berkowitz joined the department of Economics and Finance in the fall of 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research and teaching interests are focused in the area of investments. Dr. Berkowitz also has addition interests in the unique application of sports data, such as sports betting markets, as a proxy for understanding financial markets and outcomes, where real world financial data is difficult to acquire. Between getting his degrees, Dr. Berkowitz worked in the sports industry as a Director of Finance for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. In addition, he has also been a manager and controller for a concessionaire, at several major sport stadiums that include Lincoln Financial Field (PA), RFK Stadium (DC), and Verizon Center (DC). Dr. Berkowitz received his Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from The George Washington University as well as his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Teaching Interests

Derivatives, Investments, & Introduction to Finance

Research Interests

Market Efficiency, Behavioral Finance, & Utilization of Betting Markets to Examine Financial Questions

Courses Taught

FIN
634
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
FIN
668
FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES
FIN
2310
FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE
FIN
3388
FINANCIAL DERIVATES & MKTS

Select Publications

Journal Articles

Berkowitz, J. P., and DeLisle, R. J. (2018). Volatility as an Asset Class: Holding VIX in a Portfolio. Journal of Alternative Investments. vol. 21, pp. 53-64.

Berkowitz, J. P., Depken II, C. A., and Gandar, J. M. (2018). Market Evidence Against Widespread Point Shaving in College Basketball. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. vol. 153, pp. 283-292.

Berkowitz, J. P., Depken II, C. A., and Gandar, J. M. (2018). Estimating Subjective Win Probabilities from Money Lines. Journal of Sports Economics. vol. 19, pp. 990-1015.

Berkowitz, J. P., and Depken II, C. A. (2018). A Rational Asymmetric Reaction to News: Evidence from English Football Clubs. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. vol. 51, pp. 347-374.

Berkowitz, J. P., Depken II, C. A., and Gandar, J. M. (2018). Exploiting the “Win but Does Not Cover” Phenomenon in College Basketball. Financial Review. vol. 53, pp. 185-204.

Berkowitz, J. P., Schorno, P. J., and Shapiro, D. (2017). Characteristics of Mutual Funds with Extreme Performance. Review of Financial Economics. vol. 34, pp. 50-60.

Berkowitz, J. P., Depken II, C. A., and Gandar, J. M. (2017). A Favorite-Longshot Bias in Fixed-Odds Betting Markets: Evidence from College Basketball and College Football. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. vol. 63, pp. 233-239.

Berkowitz, J. P., Hirtle, B., DeYoung, B., Frame, W., and Kust, M. (2015). Bank Supervision after the Financial Crisis Panel Discussion from the 2015 Applied Finance Conference. Journal of Applied Finance. vol. 25, pp. 1-11.

Berkowitz, J. P., Depken II, C. A., and Gandar, J. M. (2015). Information and Accuracy in Pricing: Evidence from the NCAA Men's Basketball Betting Market. Journal of Financial Markets. vol. 25, pp. 16-32.

Berkowitz, J. P., Depken II, C. A., and Wilson, D. P. (2011). When going in circles is going backwards: Uncertainty of outcome in NASCAR. Journal of Sports Economics. vol. 12, pp. 253-283.