Andrea Eisfeldt

Professor of Finance; Director of the Fink Center; Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Endowed Chair in Finance


Professor Andrea Eisfeldt is a professor of finance. Professor Eisfeldt received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2000 and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Finance at the Kellogg School of Management. She was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2007. In 2010, she joined Anderson as a Visiting Associate Professor and officially joined the faculty in 2011.

Professor Eisfeldt's research is in macrofinance, and, in particular, it focuses on the connections between financial frictions and the real economy. Professor Eisfeldt uses a combination of theoretical modeling and sophisticated data analysis to address important questions, such as the determinants and dynamics of market liquidity, and the effects of financial frictions on investment. Her research has revealed surprising new facts about the economy, provided resolutions to empirical anomalies, both new and long-standing, and addressed current economic policy issues. Her papers have been recognized with the Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize in 2004, the Jensen Prize, Second Place in 2008, and the Smith-Breeden First Paper Prize in 2013.


Ph.D. Economics, 2000, University of Chicago
M.A. Economics, 2000, University of Chicago
B.S. Economics, 1994, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign