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Kellogg Finance Department

The Finance Department is engaged in award-winning research and teaching on financial markets and institutions, as well as the financial decisions of firms, individuals, and governments.

The faculty is renowned for their theoretical and empirical work in a broad range of specialties, including asset pricing, corporate finance, capital market dynamics, household finance, macroeconomics, and econometrics. By declaring a Finance major, students build a strong base in these principles of finance to help launch successful careers. Kellogg’s innovative suite of experiential learning courses and labs offer students opportunities to apply their course work to real-world business processes with the guidance of faculty experts.

For more details on the finance major go the Finance Department’s Academic page here. For more details on the Finance Department’s experiential learning see the links on this page. Please reference the Kellogg Course Catalog for a complete listing of Finance and experiential courses.

Poised at the leading edge of finance theory and practice, our faculty members produce research that is consistently recognized in flagship journals.

Faculty research is consistently recognized in flagship journals. Faculty members also serve as editors of leading professional publications, setting the standards for new ideas in the field.

Finance PhD students on the job market
are listed here.
Finance Major

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Upcoming Events

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Kellogg Global Hub, KGH 4101
October 05, 2022 | 11:00 AM
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Featured Faculty Members

Robert Korajczyk

Current work proposes a new methodology for estimating arbitrage portfolios and applies it to a large panel of US stock returns.

Paola Sapienza

A recent study points to the importance of civic capital in designing public policy responses to pandemics.

Efraim Benmelech

Professor Benmelech studies financial crises, securitization, bankruptcy, and financial distress.

Recent Finance Research

Missing Novelty in Drug Development
Joshua Krieger, Danielle Li, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Review of Financial Studies, 2022
Mortgage Prepayment and Path-Dependent Effects of Monetary Policy
Konstantin Milbradt, David Berger, Joe Vavra, Fabrice Tourre, American Economic Review, 2021
Civic capital and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic
John Barrios, Efraim Benmelech, Yael V. Hochberg, Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales, Journal of Public Economics, 2021
Risk, the College Premium, and Aggregate Human Capital Investment
Janice C. Eberly, Kartik Athreya, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2021
Arbitrage Portfolios
Soohun Kim, Robert Korajczyk, Andreas Neuhierl, Review of Financial Studies, 2021
Rare Disasters, Financial Development, and Sovereign Debt
Sergio Rebelo, Neng Wang, Jinqiang Yang, Journal of Finance, 2021
Income Fluctuations and Firm Choice
Scott Baker, Brian Baugh, Lorenz Kueng, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2021

Find Your Fit

Our innovative portfolio of MBA programs helps our students find the ideal balance among professional, educational and personal goals. Wherever you are in your career – and your life – there’s a Kellogg MBA program that will help you grow professionally and personally.

Full-Time MBA Program

Evening & Weekend MBA Program

Executive MBA Program

Executive Education

MS in Management Studies

Doctoral Program

Certificate Program for Undergraduates


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