A.G. (TASSOS) MALLIARIS joined Loyola University Chicago in 1972 and is currently Professor of Economics and Finance and holds the Walter F. Mullady Sr. Chair in Business Administration.
He graduated from the Athens School of Economics and Business in 1965 and worked for one year as a research assistant at the Center of Planning and Economic Research in Athens. From 1966 to 1972 he studied economics and mathematics at The University of Oklahoma where he received the Ph.D. in economics. From 1972 to 1978 he did post graduate studies in mathematics and economics at The University of Chicago and earned a second Ph.D. in applied mathematics.
He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in professional journals such as The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Review, Mathematics of Operations Research, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, International Review of Financial Analysis, European Journal of Political Economy, European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Finance, Multinational Finance Journal, Economic Inquiry and others.
He has co-authored with William A. Brock two books on Stochastic Methods in Economics and Finance and also Differential Equations, Stability and Chaos in Dynamic Economics. Another of his books on Foundations of Futures Markets was published in 1999. His most recent book is on Economic Uncertainty, Instabilities and Asset Bubbles, published in Winter 2005 by World Scientific. He has also edited and co-edited several other books on Futures Markets, Options Markets, Global Financial Asymmetries and The Global Economy: Financial, Monetary, Trade and Knowledge Asymmetries.
He specializes in financial economics and has made significant contributions in the area of futures and options markets. His book on Stochastic Methods in Economics and Finance was the first book to exposit the mathematics used in pricing options and other derivative instruments. This book was translated into Chinese in 2004. He has also collected and commented on the most influential papers in the area of derivatives in his two edited books on Futures and Options markets. He has also written and published in the Journal of Futures Markets several papers on the behavior of currency futures markets and agricultural products.
He has offered numerous executive courses in Chicago, London, Rome, Milan, Athens, Vienna, Prague, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Bangkok on stochastic calculus, futures markets, options markets, portfolio theory, investment analysis, investing in emerging markets and international business economics.
He was selected by the Loyola University Chicago Faculty Council as the Outstanding Faculty Member for 2001 and by the Faculty of the School of Business as the Outstanding Researcher for the Year 1999. Also, he has served as President of the North American Economics and Finance Association during 2001. He has served as Interim Dean of the School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago during 2004-5. He is on the board of directors and a member of investments committees in several organizations and editor or Associate editor in five journals.