Amir Sufi studies the broad areas of finance and macroeconomics.
His research has won numerous prizes, including the Brattle Prize for Distinguished Paper from the Journal of Finance and the inaugural Young Researcher Prize from the Review of Financial Studies. Sufi has articles published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His recent research on housing and the macroeconomy has been profiled in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He was also awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2011.
Sufi graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with an honors bachelor's degree in economics in 1999. He earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, where he won the Solow Endowment Prize for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Research. His dissertation was titled "The Role of Banks in Corporate Finance." He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2005.
Outside of academics, Sufi enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his family. He is an avid sports fan. A Kansas native, he closely follows Jayhawk and Hoya basketball.
2013 - 2014 Course Schedule
||Cases in Financial Management
||Theory of Financial Decisions II
Travel, running, basketball, baseball.
Corporate finance; household finance; financial intermediation; subprime mortgages; syndicated loans; corporate liquidity and investment.
"Information Asymmetry and Financing Arrangements: Evidence from Syndicated Loans," Journal of Finance (2007).
"Creditor Control Rights and Firm Investment Policy," Journal of Financial Economics (2009).
"The Consequences of Mortgage Credit Expansion: Evidence from the U.S. Mortgage Default Crisis," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2009).
"The Political Economy of the U.S. Mortgage Default Crisis," American Economic Review (forthcoming).
"House Prices, Home Equity-Based Borrowing, and the U.S. Household Leverage Crisis," American Economic Review (forthcoming).
For a listing of research publications please visit
’s university library listing