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Financial Economics Certificate Faculty

Teaching Faculty

 Torben Andersen

Torben Anderson

Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Professor of Finance
Director of the International Business & Markets Program and Research Center
Chair of Finance Department
Instructor for KELLG_ FE 316-0, Topics in Financial Economics 

Torben G. Andersen is the Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Professor of Finance. He joined the faculty in 1991 and is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and an International Fellow of the Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Economic Time Series (CREATES) in Aarhus, Denmark. In addition, Professor Andersen was elected Fellow of theEconometric Society in 2008 and Fellow of the Society for Financial Econometrics, SoFiE, in 2013.

Professor Andersen has published widely in asset pricing, empirical finance, and empirical market microstructure. His work centers on modeling of volatility fluctuations in financial returns with applications to asset and derivatives pricing, portfolio selection, and the term structure of interest rates. His current work explores the use of large data sets of high-frequency data for volatility forecasting, portfolio choice and risk management. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (the Q-Group). He served as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics in 2004-2006, Co-Editor for the Journal of Financial Econometrics, 2009-2014, and has served on the editorial board of leading journals, including the Journal of FinanceReview of Financial StudiesEconometric Theory, and Management Science.

Professor Andersen has consulted for the Brattle Group, trading firms, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, regional Federal Reserve Banks, foreign Central Banks, and universities. He received his PhD in Economics from Yale University.

 Anthony DeFusco

Anthony DeFusco

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.
 Dimitris Papanikolaou Dimitris Papanikolaou

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 

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

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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