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Financial Economics Certificate Faculty

Teaching Faculty
 Anthony DeFusco

Anthony DeFusco

FINANCE 
Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management 
Instructor for KELLG_ FE 310-0, Principles of Finance 

Anthony DeFusco is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an applied microeconomist with research interests in real estate, household finance, urban economics, and public finance. His recent work focuses on the residential mortgage market, with a particular emphasis on understanding the drivers of household demand for mortgage debt including collateral constraints and interest rates.

Professor DeFusco joined the Kellogg School of Management in 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Temple University.
  Robert L. McDonald

FINANCE 
Erwin P. Nemmers Professor of Finance
Instructor for KELLG_ FE 316-0, Topics in Financial Economics

Robert McDonald is Erwin P. Nemmers Professor of Finance. He has been a faculty member at Kellogg since 1984 and also served as Finance department chair and and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. Before joining Kellogg, he was a faculty member at Boston University and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. He has taught courses in derivatives, corporate finance, and taxation.

Professor McDonald is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a former director of the American Finance Association, Former Co-Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and has served on a number of editorial boards, including those for the Journal of FinanceManagement Science, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is the author of Derivatives Markets, 3e, a text published in 2013, and Fundamentals of Derivatives Markets, published in 2008. He received a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.


 Dimitris Papanikolaou Dimitris Papanikolaou

FINANCE
AssociateProfessor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management
Instructor for KELLG_FE 312-0, Investments

Dimitris Papanikolaou joined the Kellogg School in 2007, after completing his Ph.D. in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing, macroeconomics and contract theory. Professor Papanikolaou is currently working on the effects of technological shocks on the cross-section of risk-premia and firms' investment decisions. Professor Papanikolaou is a Zell Center Faculty Fellow. Trained in finance and economics, he also holds a B.A. from University of Piraeus (Greece), and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics (UK).
Viktor Todorov Viktor Todorov 

FINANCE
Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management
Instructor for KELLG_ FE 314-0, Derivatives

Viktor Todorov joined Kellogg in 2007 after completing his PhD in Economics at Duke University. Professor Todorov's research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing, derivatives and econometrics. His recent research focuses on robust estimation of asset pricing models using high-frequency financial data as well as the identification and modeling of jump risk premium combining information from options markets.


Academic Director



Michael Fishman

FINANCE
Norman Strunk Professor of Financial Institutions, Kellogg School of Management

Instructor for KELLG_ FE 316-0, Topics in Financial Economics: Accounting and Financial Decisions 

Michael Fishman is the Norman Strunk Professor of Financial Institutions. Professor Fishman has published widely in finance and economics. His research focuses on financial market regulation and contracting. Recently, he has investigated insider trading, disclosure regulations, the role of self-regulatory organizations, and long-term financial contracting. He has won a number of research awards including the Smith Breeden Prize, awarded by the American Finance Association.

Professor Fishman is an associate editor for a number of finance journals. He co-edited A Primer on Securitization (MIT Press, 1996).

Certificate Program for Undergraduates
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