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John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance

Arvind Krishnamurthy

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Arvind Krishnamurthy is the John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He formerly taught at the Kellogg School of Management. 

Professor Krishnamurthy studies finance, macroeconomics, and monetary policy. He has studied the causes and consequences of liquidity crises in emerging markets and developed economies, and the role of government policy in stabilizing crises. His recent work examines the importance of U.S. Treasury bonds and the dollar in the international monetary system. He has written extensively on the causes and consequences of financial crises, and is a leading scholar on the global financial crisis that began in 2007. Professor Krishnamurthy’s research on financial crises and monetary policy has received national media coverage and been cited by central banks around the world. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Smith Breeden Prize for best paper published in the Journal of Finance, the Western Finance Association Corporate Finance Award, and the Swiss Finance Institute’s Outstanding Paper Award. He was formerly an associate editor at the Journal of Finance and the American Economics Journals-Macroeconomics, and is currently associate editor at the American Economic Review

Professor Krishnamurthy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and his doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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