Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences Coordinator, Finance Programs
Alexander Becker is an assistant professor of finance at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. He teaches courses in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Derivative Securities and Markets, Corporate Finance, and Interdisciplinary Methods for Quantitative Finance. His research focuses on complex networks in finance and financial stability and on corporate finance. Currently, he is studying the impact of private debt and its covenants on the capital structure of firms and bank-firm lending relationships. Professor Becker has served as a TAR Fellow at the BU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL), and was the recipient of the 2014 CAS Outstanding Teaching Fellow award at BU. He holds a PhD in physics with a concentration in econophysics from Boston University. In his doctoral thesis, he studied the dynamics and interconnectedness of financial markets, such as the sovereign debt market and the foreign exchange market.