Richard T. Thakor

Richard T. Thakor is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT. Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE). He joined the finance department at University of Minnesota after earning his PhD in Financial Economics from MIT. He also holds an M.S. in Management Research from MIT, an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Economics and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to earning his PhD, he worked in investment management as a Derivatives Trading Analyst. His research consists of empirical and theoretical work in the areas of corporate finance, financial institutions, R&D investments, healthcare finance, and the economics of the drug development industry.