Robert Hamada

Academic Affiliate
  • PhD in Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BE in Chemical Engineering, Yale University

Robert Hamada is an internationally known authority on finance and corporate governance. Hamada serves or has served on eleven corporate boards and numerous nonprofit boards.  He also specializes in financial theory, taxation, futures markets and current events that affect corporate board members. His research includes the effects of risks and taxes on financing and capital budgets, portfolio selection and pricing of capital assets. Hamada has been associated with the University of Chicago Graduate School since 1966. He currently holds the Edward Eagle Brown Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Finance, and was twice appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He has authored numerous articles in The Journal of Finance, Financial Planning and Forecasting, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. Hamada received his Ph.D. in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an S.M. in Industrial Management from M.I.T. and a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University.