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Professor Sufi Earns Distinguished Paper Award for Finance

January 11, 2008

Amir Sufi, assistant professor of finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, received the 2007 Brattle Prize for a distinguished paper published in The Journal of Finance. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the American Finance Association, January 5, 2008 in New Orleans.

Sufi is the ninth Chicago GSB faculty member to win the award since it was first given in 1999. He joined the GSB faculty in 2005 and teaches courses in corporation finance.

Sufi was honored for his paper “Information Asymmetry and Financing Arrangements: Evidence from Syndicated Loans (PDF).”

Last year, Joshua Rauh, assistant professor of finance at Chicago GSB won the first place Brattle award. Tobias Moskowitz, professor of finance and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, won the distinguished paper award in 2006. Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, won the award three times.

Other GSB faculty members who received the award are Douglas Diamond, Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Finance and Economics, Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Randall Kroszner, professor of economics, and Per Stromberg, adjunct associate professor of finance.

In 2007 Sufi received the inaugural JPMorgan Young Researcher Prize awarded by The Review of Financial Studies. He was honored for his research paper, “Bank Lines of Credit in Corporate Finance: An Empirical Analysis.”

He received his PhD 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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