A TEAM OF THOUGHT LEADERS

The leadership team of the Initiative on Global Markets brings together Chicago Booth faculty from diverse backgrounds and perspectives with experience in accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and financial economics. Together, these esteemed scholars oversee and direct IGM’s research on global markets and economic decision-making.


CO-DIRECTORS


Eric Budish

Eric Budish

Steven G. Rothmeier Professor of Economics

Eric Budish’s research uses game theory and applied microeconomics tools to study market design: designing the “rules of the game” in a market so that self-interested behavior by market participants leads to economically attractive outcomes. His best-known work, on the design of financial exchanges, has been presented to major exchanges, high-frequency trading firms, broker-dealers, investors, and regulators. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Anil Kashyap

Anil Kashyap

Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance

Anil Kashyap’s research focuses on banking, business cycles, corporate finance, price setting, and monetary policy. He has won numerous awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship, the Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Sciences, and a Senior Houblon-Norman Fellowship from the Bank of England. He is an external member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD


Ralph S.J. Koijen

Ralph S.J. Koijen

AQR Capital Management Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow

Ralph Koijen’s research focuses on finance, insurance, and macroeconomics. In addition to appearing in numerous journals, his research has been covered in popular media such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Koijen is the 2019 winner of the Fischer Black Prize.

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Brent Neiman

Brent Neiman

Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics

Brent Neiman conducts research on international macroeconomics and trade. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he previously served as the staff economist for international finance on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. In 2014, Neiman was one of eight economics professors in the United States and Canada to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship, an award given to early-career scientists.

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