Amit Seru's primary research interest is in corporate finance. He is interested in issues related to financial intermediation and regulation, interaction of internal organization of firms with financing and investment, and incentive provision in firms. His papers in these areas have been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. His research on the incentives of banks during the housing crisis won the best paper award at the European Finance Association Meetings and has been featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Economist.
Seru earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication in 1996 and an MBA in finance in 1998 from the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he received a PhD in finance from the University of Michigan in 2007 before joining the University of Chicago. He was a senior consultant at Accenture before pursuing his Ph.D. Seru was the recipient of a Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Dykstra Fellowship, Mistui Emerging Market Fellowship, Rodkey Fellowship, and received a Lt. Governor's gold medal for academic excellence.