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Professor Amir Sufi Receives Inaugural JPMorgan Young Researcher Prize

July 13, 2007

Amir Sufi, assistant professor of finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, received the inaugural JPMorgan Young Researcher Prize awarded by The Review of Financial Studies.

Sufi was honored for his research paper “Bank Lines of Credit in Corporate Finance: An Empirical Analysis.”

The award, presented at the annual conference of the Western Finance Association last month, recognizes the best research accepted for publication in The Review of Financial Studies by a recent Ph.D. graduate.

Sufi joined the faculty of Chicago GSB in 2005 and teaches courses in corporation finance to MBA students.

His earlier research, “Information Asymmetry and Financing Arrangements: Evidence from Syndicated Loans,” received awards from the Western Finance Association, Eastern Finance Association and Midwest Finance Association. The paper was published in The Journal of Finance in April 2007.

Sufi received his Ph.D. in economics in 2005 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the MIT Robert M. Solow Endowment Prize for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Research.

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