Nicolas Crouzet
Nicolas Crouzet

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Nicolas Crouzet will join the Kellogg School of Management in 2014. He has a B.Sc. in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (2008) and a PhD from Columbia University (2014). His research interests include business cycle theory, financial frictions and their impact on macroeconomic activity, and corporate finance. His current research involves understanding the impact of firms' choice between borrowing from banks and issuing publicly traded debt on their investment decisions and on aggregate activity.

Areas of Expertise
Corporate Finance
Macroeconomics (Includes: Monetary Economics, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates)

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2014, Economics, Columbia University
M.A., 2010, Economics, Columbia University
B.Sc., 2008, Applied Mathematics, Ã‰cole Polytechnique, France

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor of Finance, Finance, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2014-present

Honors and Awards
Wueller Award for best graduate teaching assistant, Columbia University, 2011
Harris Prize for best 2nd year paper, Columbia University, 2010
Doctoral Fellowship, Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-Present

Print Research
Research Interests

Business cycle theory, Financial frictions and economic activity, debt structure.

Working Papers
Crouzet, Nicolas. 2015. Aggregate Implications of Corporate Debt Choices.
Crouzet, Nicolas and Hyunseung Oh. 2015. What do inventories tell us about news-driven business cycles?.
Crouzet, Nicolas. 2014. Firm investment and the composition of debt.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests

Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance.

Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Macroeconomic Policy and Global Capital Markets (FINC-941-0)
How do national economies evolve and interact in a globalized world? This course focuses on the economic forces and the policy responses that are relevant for business and investment strategies. Specific topics include the meaning and measures of national and international economic activity; what determines which emerging markets develop and grow, while others stagnate; what drives business cycles, how they are propagated globally, and how government policy responds; monetary policy decisions and their effect on financial institutions and credit markets; government liabilities and how markets react to government debt; what determines trade deficits and surpluses, and the relative strength of a currency. The course provides a high-level overview to aid business planning, investment strategies, and policy analysis.