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Keith Vorkink

Advancement Vice President

Keith Vorkink serves as the Advancement Vice President at Brigham Young University. In addition to general university administrative duties, Vice President Vorkink oversees Athletics, BYU Broadcasting, University Communications, Alumni & External Relations, and Philanthropies.

Keith received an undergraduate degree in economics at Brigham Young University in 1994. He then went to the University of Rochester, where he earned an MA and then a PhD in economics in 2000. After working for a year as an assistant professor at Bryant College, he returned to his alma mater, teaching in the BYU Marriott School of Management, first as an assistant professor, then an associate professor, and, since 2011, as a full professor. He also served as an Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Business, where he held the Douglas and Effie Driggs Professorship in Finance. He has also been a visiting professor for the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on behavioral economics and on asset pricing. More specifically, Keith studies how variance or skewness in a security’s payoff distribution and the preferences of investors affect asset pricing. His work has appeared in several top finance publications. He is a member of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the Econometric Society.