Richard Thakor

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Richard Thakor is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics from MIT, an M.S. in Management Research from MIT, an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. 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 interests include empirical and theoretical corporate finance (including capital budgeting and dividend policy), managerial decision-making, small business finance, and financial issues in the biopharma sector.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey