Efraim Benmelech is Henry Bullock Professor of Finance & Real Estate, the Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research at the Kellogg School of Management and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Benmelech’s research interests are in the field of credit markets where he studies financial contracting, financial crises, securitization, bankruptcy and financial distress. He also writes extensively on the economics of terrorism and economic history. Professor Benmelech’s research on financial distress, the financial crisis and on terrorism have received wide media coverage in outlets such as Bloomberg, the Boston Globe, The Economist, the Financial Times, Fortune, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY. Benmelech received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2005.
Applied Corporate Finance, Bankruptcy, Credit Markets, Economic History, Financial Contracting.