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Professor Anjan Thakor

Senior Associate Dean, John E. Simon Professor of Finance
John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis
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Anjan Thakor, Senior Associate Dean, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis
ECGI Research Associate (2009) :

Prior to joining the Olin Business School, 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 also served as an expert witness in many federal cases involving banking litigation.

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Economics of asymmetric information
Financial intermediation

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
The Dark Side of Liquidity Creation: Leverage and Systemic Risk ECGI Finance Working Paper 445/2015 June 2017
The Economics of Higher Purpose ECGI Finance Working Paper 395/2013 December 2013
The Effect of Creditor Rights on Bank Monitoring, Capital Structure and Risk-taking ECGI Finance Working Paper 387/2013 October 2013
Bank Capital and Financial Stability: An Economic Tradeoff or a Faustian Bargain? ECGI Finance Working Paper 386/2013 October 2013
Investor Heterogeneity, Investor-Management Disagreement, and Share Repurchases ECGI Finance Working Paper 367/2013 April 2013
Information Disclosure When There is Fundamental Disagreement ECGI Finance Working Paper 366/2013 February 2013
Caught between Scylla and Charybdis? Regulating Bank Leverage When There is Rent Seeking and Risk Shifting ECGI Finance Working Paper 365/2013 September 2015
Market Liquidity, Investor Participation and Managerial Autonomy: Why do Firms go Private? ECGI Finance Working Paper 119/2006 October 2005 This Working Paper is based upon a draft prepared for the Sloan Project on Business Institutions/Anton Philips Fund Conference on International Markets and Corporate Governance (Washington DC, October 2005) organised by Georgetown University Law Center and Tilburg University Faculty of Law.

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