Thakor named Simon professor

Anjan V. Thakor, Ph.D., has been named the John E. Simon Professor of Finance in the Olin School of Business, Dean Stuart I. Greenbaum, Ph.D., announced.

Thakor joins the Olin School from the University of Michigan, where he served as the Edward J. Frey Professor of Banking and Finance from 1996-2003 and as the chair of the finance department from 2000-03.

Anjan Thakor

Thakor also served on the Indiana University faculty from 1979-1996. There he served twice as chair of the finance department (1989-1990 and 1992-96); was the INB National Bank Professor of Finance (1992-94); and was the NBD Professor of Finance (1994-96).

In 1987-88, Thakor was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and from 1983-85 he was a visiting associate professor at Northwestern University.

Thakor received the Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award at Michigan and the Master of Business Administration Teaching Excellence Award at Indiana.

For his research, he has received numerous grants from agencies and foundations, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Prochnow Education Foundation, the Garn Institute of Finance, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the Bank Administration Institute.

Thakor has served as an executive education consultant to many corporations including Whirlpool Corp., Allison Engine Co., Citigroup, RR Donnelley, Dana Corp., Anheuser-Busch Cos., Zenith Corp., Lincoln National Corp., J.P. Morgan, CIGNA, Reuters, The Limited, AT&T and Takata Corp.

“Anjan Thakor is an award-winning scholar, teacher and academic leader of global renown,” Greenbaum said. “He is a true franchise player, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him join the Olin team and Washington University.”

Thakor is the editor of the prestigious Journal of Financial Intermediation (founded by Greenbaum), and is the author of four books including Contemporary Financial Intermediation (with Greenbaum, 1995) and The Value Sphere: Secrets of Creating and Retaining Shareholder Wealth (with John Boquist and Todd Milbourn, 2000).

Thakor holds a doctorate in finance from Northwestern University.

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