Alex Garivaltis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Education and Experience

Professor Garivaltis obtained his B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Mathematics from NIU and his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in 2017. His dissertation is entitled "Essays on Universal Portfolios" and was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Minnesota in both 2013 and 2015.


  • Robust trading strategies
  • Algorithmic trading
  • Exotic option pricing
  • Financial intermediation 

Areas of Specialization

  • Quantitative finance
  • Financial engineering
  • Decision theory 

Areas of Interest

  • Chess
  • Travel
  • Computer games
  • Stock and option trading 

Courses Taught

Economics 360: Intermediate Microeconomcis

Zulaf Hall 514
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Office Hours

2-3 p.m.