I am a Vice President at Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm, where I specialize in the valuation of businesses and hard-to-value assets primarily in the context of litigation. I have worked on hundreds of engagements involving firms across a broad-spectrum of industries concerning issues such as appraisals, solvency, lost profits, and damages.

I was previously Vice President for Finance at Multi World, a residential real estate devleopment firm. There, I was responsible for financial planning & analysis, capital budgeting, and investment management.

I am a member of Rutgers' Big Data Adivisory Board (my profile), CFA Institute Education Advisory Group Working Body, and Olin Business School Alumni Board.

I have previously held teaching appointments at several universities, the last of which was at DePaul University in Chicago. I have taught investments, corporate finance, international financial management, and investment management courses.

More details can be found on my CV and LinkedIn Page.



I am the author of Analyzing Financial Data and Implementing Financial Models Using R. My book is available on Amazon.com and Springer's website, among other places. The e-book version has been downloaded over 45,000 times.

My book handholds students through every step of the financial modeling process and only uses publicly-available data, so that students can implement the tools and models they learn outside the classroom. Through the years, I have received numerous e-mails from students and practitioners that have used my book noting its readability and usefulness. These e-mails make me glad I wrote my book as I can see how it has directly helped others. Hopefully, my book will be able to help you in your journey to learn financial modeling.

The errata for the book can be downloaded here.

Options data used in the book can be downloaded below:

Call Options Data   Put Options Data


I worked with DataCamp, an interactive learning platform for R/Python and data science, to develop equity valuation and bond valuation courses using R. There have been over 7,000 participants that have taken my courses. These courses show how R can be used to build equity and fixed income financial models. My instructor page on DataCamp can be accessed here.

I have published articles and presented on various valuation-related topics. In 2017, my papers on the size premium and debt betas were the two highest-rated articles on NACVA's QuickRead. My paper "Absence of a Size Effect Relevant to the Cost of Equity" is forthcoming in the Business Valuation Review (last draft on SSRN). I am also a guest contributor at the Bloomberg CFA Blog. In addition, I presented a model to value illiquid debt at the R in Finance Conference and I've conducted a webinar on how to use R to complement financing modeling in Excel for Business Valuation Resources.

You can contact me by phone at 510-285-1285 or e-mail at csa@cliffordang.com.