James Nordlund


Financial Economist
Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University
Director of Graduate Studies, Finance Ph.D. Program


Current Courses

Financial Analytics

My textbook-in-progress is available at financedatascience.github.io.

Fall 2020 (previously: Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019)

Masters and Advanced Undergraduate Level

In Python 3:

For tasks such as:

Work related to this course lead to a $21,000 grant from the university to purchase a 64-core, 256GB RAM server for advanced instruction in computational finance.

Corporate Finance Theory

Fall 2020 (previously: Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019)

PhD Level

Previous Courses and Guest Lectures



Introduction to Python for Academic Research

Web Scraping and Textual Analysis