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  Prior to joining the Olin Business School in 2003, Professor Thakor was The Edward J. Frey Professor of Banking and Finance at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he also served as chairman of the Finance area. He has served on the faculties of Indiana University, Northwestern University, and UCLA. He has worked with many companies, including Whirlpool Corporation, Allision Engine Co., Citigroup, RR Donnelley, Dana Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, Zenith Corporation, Lincoln National Corporation, J.P. Morgan, Landscape Structures, Inc., CIGNA, Borg-Warner Automative, Waxman Industries, Reuters, The Limited, Ryder Integrated Logistics, AT&T, CH2M Hill, Takata Corporation, Tyson Foods, Spartech, and Bunge. He has also served as an expert witness in many federal cases involving banking litigation.  


Ph.D. (Finance), Northwestern University

Research interests

Corporate finance, financial intermediation, corporate gorvernance, the economics of asymmetric information, and banking and financial institutions

Professional Information

President: Financial Intermediation Research Society, 2006-2008
Managing Editor: Journal of Financial Intermediation, 1996-2005

Awards & Honors

Washington University in St. Louis Distinguished Faculty Award, November 2010
Winner of the Reid MBA Teaching Excellence Award, Olin School of Business, 2005