Biography

Constantine Yannelis is an Associate Professor of Finance, and joined Chicago Booth in 2018. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on household finance, corporate finance, public finance, human capital and student loans. His recent research primarily explores repayment, information asymmetries and strategic behavior in the student loan market. Yannelis’ academic research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg, Forbes and other media outlets and has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies and the American Economic Review. Yannelis won the 2021 AQR Young Researcher Award, recognizing  talented new academics producing innovative and impactful research.

Before joining Booth, Yannelis was an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Prior to his time at NYU Stern, he worked at the United States Department of the Treasury, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as an Associate Economist. 

Yannelis earned a BA in economics and history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MA in applied mathematics from Université de Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne. He holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Academic Areas

  • Finance

Selected Publications