Amir Sufi selected as 2017 Fischer Black Prize winner

Date Posted: January 10, 2017

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The American Finance Association’s 2017 Fischer Black Prize is awarded to Professor Amir Sufi of the University of Chicago. The prize is awarded to the person under 40 whose work best exemplifies the Fischer Black hallmark of developing original research that is relevant to finance practice. Professor Sufi’s work meets this high standard.

Amir Sufi is the Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves as an associate editor for the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Professor Sufi's research focuses on finance and macroeconomics. He has articles published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His recent research on household debt and the economy forms the basis of his book co-authored with Atif Mian: House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014.

Sufi has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, 1999, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2005.

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