Faculty & Research

Tarek Alexander Hassan

Associate Professor of Finance and Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

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Chicago, IL 60637

Tarek Hassan joined Chicago Booth as an Assistant Professor of Finance after earning his PhD from Harvard University in 2009. Building on his research at Harvard, Hassan studies international finance, economic history, and macroeconomics. His most recent work in international finance is titled “Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns.” This paper earned him the honor of Winner of the Austrian Central Bank's 2009 Klaus Liebscher Award and the 2013 Leo Melamed Prize for Outstanding Research in Finance. The Kiel Institute’s 2013 Excellence Award in Global Economic affairs, an NSF research grant, and a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation are amongst Hassan’s other varied honors, scholarships, and fellowships. Professor Hassan's work has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance.

With research experience at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and the University of Mannheim, the breadth of Hassan’s experience also includes visiting positions at Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and London Business School. Furthermore, he has teaching experience as a fellow in areas including Trade Policy, International Finance, and Macroeconomics amongst others.

Hassan is also a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

Outside of academia, Hassan is interested in German politics. This is an area which he became actively involved in during his high school and college studies.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33650 Workshop in Macro and International Economics 2015 (Spring)
35000 Investments 2015 (Spring)
35915 International Macroeconomics and Finance 2015 (Spring)

“Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns,” The Journal of
, forthcoming.

With Konrad B. Burchardi, “The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification,” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

With Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, "Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia," The Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(2), 895-946 (2011).

With Thomas Mertens, "Financial Risk: A Tragedy of the Commons," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 101(2, 402-405) (2011).