John Christopher Butler

I am a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas in the Finance Department.  My main research interests are in Decision Sciences: Decision Analysis, Operations, Information Systems, Management Science and Statistics. I am a member of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society.

I am also the Associate Director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business.

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My research focuses on applications of Decision Analysis.  I have utilized these tools in many areas, including

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Option pricing and real options
  • Valuation
  • Experimental economics
  • Risk analysis and risk measures
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Information Technology/Electronic Commerce


My teaching focuses on Energy, Valuation and Financial Applications of Excel Modeling