Justin Birru is an associate professor of finance at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He teaches Behavioral Finance in both the undergraduate and MBA programs at Fisher. Justin's research interests include behavioral finance and empirical asset pricing. He has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Finance, and Management Science. He received his B.S. in Finance at University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in finance from NYU Stern School of Business. 

Areas of Expertise

Consumer Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Asset Pricing


  • Ph.D. in Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • B.S., Finance, University of Pittsburgh


BUSFIN 4224 - Behavioral Finance
Theories and implications of behavioral finance, CAPM Anomalies, and advanced Investment strategies. Prereq: 4211 (721), 4221 (722) and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 722.
BUSFIN 7226 - Behavioral Finance
Theories of behavioral finance, such as Prospect Theory, and their implications for investor behavior and markets. Prereq: MBA 6223; or prereq or concur: BusFin 7210, 7220, or 7230; or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.
BUSFIN 4998 - Undergraduate Research in Finance
Undergraduate research in finance for non-honors students. Prereq: BusAdm 2291 (499), and Jr standing, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is progress graded.