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Professor Zentefis does research on institutions, financial intermediation, and corporate culture. His recent research shows how low equity in the banking sector raises bank market power and disrupts the transmission of monetary policy to the real economy. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD from the University of Chicago.


  • PhD, The University of Chicago
  • MS, Washington University in St. Louis
  • BS, Washington University in St. Louis

Selected Works


Working Papers


  • AQR Top Finance Graduate Award, 2017
  • John Leusner Fellowship, 2017
  • WFA-CFAR Best Finance PhD Paper Award, 2016
  • Fischer Black Fellowship,  2016