Robert S. Chirinko
Professor of Finance
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Robert S. Chirinko’s research examines business behavior with a focus on financial markets, capital formation, corporate governance and finance, and tax policy. Many of his research projects rely on non-US data, most have policy implications, and virtually all have a substantial empirical component. He has held faculty positions at Cornell University (1982-1985) and the University of Chicago (1985-1992) and visiting positions at Stanford University (1984-1985), the University of Munich (1992), the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (1992-1993), and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (1993-1994). Prior to coming to the University of Illinois at Chicago, he was on the faculty of Emory University from 1994-2007, where he was the Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Social Sciences. He is currently a professor in the Finance Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a research fellow at the Center For Economic Studies (Munich).

His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Canadian Department of Finance, the Canadian Embassy, Industry Canada, the Prudential Foundation, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the German Bundesbank, the Dutch National Bank, the Kauffman Foundation/Georgia Research Alliance, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He has received the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (shared with L. Summers) from the National Tax Association, the James L. Barr Memorial Award in Public Economics, and the Vernon Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. During Fall 2006, he was a Houblon-Norman/George Senior Fellow at the Bank of England. He will be a Visiting Scholar at the European University Institute (Florence) in Spring 2008.

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