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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.

Upcoming Events

April 23, 2019 | 12:15 PM
Kellogg Global Hub, Room 4101
April 24, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Kellogg Global Hub, 1110
April 30, 2019 | 12:15 PM
Kellogg Global Hub, Room 4101

Featured Faculty Members

Paola Sapienza

In a recent paper, Professor Sapienza looks at how the 2008 financial crisis changed investors’ tolerance for risk.

Scott R. Baker

Professor Baker studies how taxes, debt, and credit availability impact the way households spend money.

David A Matsa

Recent research by Professor Matsa finds that offering unemployment insurance can help prevent home foreclosures.

Recent Finance Research

Long-Term Orientation and Educational Performance
Umut Ozek, Paola Sapienza, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2019
On the effects of restricting short-term investment
Nicolas Crouzet, Ian Dew-Becker, Charles Nathanson, Review of Financial Studies, 2019
A model of safe asset determination
Konstantin Milbradt, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Zhiguo He, American Economic Review, 2019
Credit Allocation under Economic Stimulus: Evidence from China
Lin William Cong, Haoyu Gao, Jacopo Ponticelli, Xiaoguang Yang, Review of Financial Studies, 2019
Dividend Dynamics, Learning, and Expected Stock Index Returns
Ravi Jagannathan, Binying Liu, Journal of Finance, 2019
Left Behind: Creative Destruction, Inequality, and the Stock Market
Leonid Kogan, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Noah Stoffman, , 2019

Finance News

What is conspicuous conservation, and could it really help save the planet?
David A Matsa, Bloomberg, March 28, 2019
Who Is Writing, & Who Is Teaching, The Best MBA Cases?
David Stowell, Poets&Quants, February 25, 2019
Risk-Taking at a Startup Is a Lot Like Speed Skating, Says This Former Professional Athlete
Paola Sapienza, Entrepreneur, February 05, 2019
Global Uncertainty Gauge Enters 2019 at Record High Level
Scott R. Baker, Bloomberg, February 04, 2019
From ramped-up food delivery to work-from-home policies, Chicago businesses brace for subzero temperatures
Scott R. Baker, Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2019
Here's to Jack Bogle: The people's champion of finance
Robert Korajczyk, The Hill, January 23, 2019

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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