Irina Khindanova, PhD
Daniels 315A
Teaching Associate Professor
Reiman School of Finance
Irina Khindanova

Biography at a Glance

Irina Khindanova is a Lecturer at the Reiman School of Finance of the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Irina has taught finance and economics courses, researched on financial risk management, financial modeling, and international investments. She has also consulted on financial modeling and corporate finance topics.

Academic Professional Activities

  • Publications:
    • “GARCH Type Processes in Modeling Energy Prices”, with Z. Atakhanova and S. Rachev, 2004, in Handbook of Numerical Methods in Finance, Birkhauser
    • “Location Factors for Non-Ferrous Exploration Investments”, forthcoming in Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Issue 12(1)
  • Presentations
    • The Minerals Economics and Management Society, 16th annual conference, Golden, Colorado, 4/18/2007
    • Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), 19th ACSUS Biennial Conference, Toronto, Canada, 11/15/2007
    • Western Canadian Studies Association Symposium “Canadian Studies: On the Edge”, Denver, Canadian Consulate, 2/08/2008
    • Western Social Sciences Association (WSSA), 50th Annual WSSA Conference, Denver, 4/25/2008
    • Financial Education Association, 2008 conference, Hilton Head, SC, 9/20/2008
    • 51th Annual WSSA Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 4/17/2009
    • 51th Annual WSSA Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 4/18/2009
    • The 2010 conference of Academy of Economics and Finance, Houston, Texas, 2/12/2010
    • Tenth annual conference of the National Business and Economics Society, Kauai, Hawaii, 3/12/2010
  • Service
    • Panel moderator. 51th Annual WSSA Conference, Environmental Policies and Natural Resources Management Section, Panel 7 “Place and Value (Location, Location, Location)”, 4/17/2009
    • Session Discussant. The 2010 conference of Academy of Economics and Finance, Houston, Texas, February 10-13, 2010, Session 7C “Economics Topics”, 2/12/2010


  • PhD, Economics with a concentration in Finance, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA. Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA, Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, Irkutsk State University, Russia


  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Gardening