Kilian Huber studies the interaction between the financial sector and the real economy. He uses empirical methods to explore how financial crises affect growth, how borrowing and stock prices depend on underlying constraints, and how financial regulation affects real outcomes. For example, his work calculating the effects of the “Aryanization” of firms in Nazi Germany has shown that the removal of Jewish managers from those firms had deleterious effects on the companies’ dividend payments, returns on assets, and stock prices, as those managers were replaced by staff with less education and fewer connections to other firms. The process demonstrated the value of individual managers to organizations’ success. His research has been published in the American Economic Review.
Huber received a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During his studies, he spent time as a visiting student researcher at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and as an academic visitor in monetary analysis at the Bank of England. He earned his MRes, MS, and BS in economics, all from LSE. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Huber was the Saieh Family Fellow in Macroeconomics at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago.
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