Finance Department

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    Chicago Mercantile Exchange/John F. Sandner Professor of Finance Ravi Jagannathan Photo © Nathan Mandell

The Kellogg School's Finance department is renowned in a broad range of specialties, from technical asset pricing to corporate financial policies and capital market dynamics. Faculty research is consistently recognized by award-winning publications in flagship finance journals. The Finance faculty also serve as editors of leading professional publications, setting the standards for new ideas in finance. The Finance major, among the most popular at the Kellogg School, takes full advantage of this expertise in a broad set of courses taught by faculty at the forefront of the field. more...

Kellogg Insight presents articles on Finance

Is Economic Growth a Question of Culture?
A decade of research shows how culture seeps into economic decisions
Based on the research of Paola Sapienza
A decade of research shows how culture seeps into economic decisions: Paola Sapienza, a professor of finance at the Kellogg School, looks at how gaps in economic development often fall along cultural lines. But does culture follow economic development or is economic development directed by culture? Sapienza studies the economic effects of family makeup, the effects of immigration on saving and spending patterns, and how trust and corruption factor into economic growth.

The Hidden Benefits of Unemployment Insurance
A pioneering study reveals that the benefits of unemployment insurance include reductions in mortgage defaults and improved access to credit
Based on the research of Joanne W. Hsu , David A. Matsa And Brian Melzer
A pioneering study reveals that the benefits of unemployment insurance include reductions in mortgage defaults and improved access to credit: A new study of the impact of the unemployment insurance program reveals two largely unanticipated benefits: It has helped to reduce mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures, and it has expanded overall access to credit.

A Fine Fiscal Balance
A conversation with Jan Eberly on sustainable fiscal policy
by Janice C. Eberly
A conversation with Jan Eberly on sustainable fiscal policy: Jan Eberly served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department from 2011–2013, for a Democratic administration. Her collaborator Phillip Swagel held the same position in the previous Republican administration. The two generated a series of fiscal policy recommendations in a recent article for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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