Robert McDonald is Erwin P. Nemmers Professor of Finance and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has served as a faculty member since 1984. His areas of research include corporate finance, taxation, derivatives, and applications of option pricing theory to corporate investments.
McDonald is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and also served as past director of the American Finance Association. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Former co-editor, Review of Financial Studies.
- Editorial board member, Journal of Finance, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
- Author, Derivatives Markets, 3e, published in 2013, and Fundamentals of Derivatives Markets, published in 2008.