Lamont Black

Assistant Professor of Finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University

Lamont Black is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago.  Dr. Black is also the Academic Director for DePaul’s Center for Financial Services and the Chair of the Banking Advisory Group for FinTEx.  Prior to joining the faculty of DePaul, Dr. Black was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

His main research interests are in the areas of financial institutions and small business finance.  Current research projects analyze commercial real-estate securitization and equity issuance by commercial banks during the financial crisis.  His research has been published in several journals, including Journal of Financial Intermediation; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; and Journal of Banking and Finance.  He serves as a referee for the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies among other journals.  In his work on banking policy, Dr. Black contributed to issues including incentive compensation, bank liquidity requirements, and European financial stability. He is also a co-organizer of the annual Chicago Financial Institutions Conference.

Dr. Black teaches graduate courses on commercial banking and capital markets in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul.  He also teaches money and banking and international finance at the undergraduate level.

Dr. Black received a Ph.D. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2007, as well as a PhD in Economics.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University.