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Robert McDonald


Robert McDonald is Gaylord Freeman Distinguished Chair in Banking and Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research interests include derivatives and corporate finance and his published work includes early work on real options. He is the author of Derivatives Markets, a leading text now in its third edition, and the R package derivmkts. Professor McDonald has been an editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance, Management Science, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is also a past director of the American Finance Association and Eris Exchange and formerly Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Kellogg. He has a BA from the University of North Carolina and a PhD in economics from MIT

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