Faculty & Research

Amit Seru

Professor of Finance

Phone :
1-773-834-2767
Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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 behavior of banks and regulators during the housing crisis won the 2013 AQR Insight distinguished paper award and has been featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, 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.

 

2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2014 (Winter)
35600 Seminar: Finance 2013 (Fall)
35902 Theory of Financial Decisions II 2014 (Winter)

2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2015 (Winter)
35801 Corporate Finance for Executives 2015 (Winter)
35902 Theory of Financial Decisions II 2015 (Winter)

Other Interests

Cricket, racquetball, squash, travel.

 

Research Activities

Financial intermediation and regulation, interaction of internal organization of firms with financing and investment, and incentive provision in firms.