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Bryan Kelly

Bryan T. Kelly

Professor of Finance & Associate Director, International Center for Finance

Bryan Kelly is Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management, a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Associate Director of SOM’s International Center for Finance, and is the head of machine learning at AQR Capital Management, LLC.

Professor Kelly’s primary research fields are asset pricing and financial econometrics. He is interested in issues related to financial machine learning; volatility, tail risk, and correlation modeling in financial markets; banking sector systemic risk; financial intermediation; and financial networks. His papers in these areas have been published in American Economic ReviewQuarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political EconomyJournal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He is co-editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics and associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.

Before joining Yale, Kelly was a tenured professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in economics from University of California San Diego, and a PhD in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Kelly worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley prior to pursuing his PhD.


  • PhD, NYU Stern School of Business, 2010
  • MA, University of California, San Diego, 2005
  • AB, University of Chicago, 2000