Karim Pakravan

Visiting Associate Professor of Finance, DePaul University

Karim Pakravan has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at DePaul University since 2008. Prior to that, Pakravan had a 25-year career in global banking and finance. Since rejoining academia, Pakravan had lectured extensively on money and banking, financial management, international finance, and quantitative methods in finance. He has also been teaching a case-based private equity class since 2011. Pakravan’s research has focused on global macro-financial markets and regulation, topics in which he has published several papers since his return to academia. His research in the field is on-going, and he has also maintaining a continued interest in emerging markets, currency markets, global risk management and geopolitics. Pakravan’s outside activities include memberships in the Investment Committee of Advocacy Investing, a Chicago-based socially responsible investment fund, which he advises on macroeconomic and financial issues, the Advisory Board of the Kinsella Group, a middle market investment bank based in Chicago, and the Chicago Council for Global affairs. He is also a member of the International Subcommittee of the Association of Merger & Acquisitions Advisors, and the Editor of the AM&AA’s Global M&A Newsletter. Pakravan is on the board of Social Enterprise Alliance-Illinois Chapter, which focuses on promoting economic development through building community-based entrepreneurship. Pakravan holds B.S in Economics from the University of Geneva, an M.Sc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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