Prof. Mathias J. Kronlund is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research spans the areas of empirical corporate finance and financial institutions, and his recent articles focus on mutual funds, credit markets, corporate investment, and payout/cash policy.

Prof. Kronlund’s research articles have appeared in the leading academic finance and business journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Mathias has presented this research at over 30 universities worldwide, many premier finance conferences, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and several Federal Reserve banks. His research has earned multiple “Best Paper” awards, been referenced by financial policymakers in both the U.S. and Europe, and featured in major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal.

Prof. Kronlund earned his Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mathias started his academic career at Illinois and is re-joining the faculty in 2024 after previously also serving on the faculty at Tulane University from 2020-2024. Mathias is a member of several professional associations, such as the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association.

Mathias has been recognized multiple times for teaching excellence. In 2024, he teaches courses on Empirical Asset Pricing (PhD) and Advanced Corporate Finance (Undergraduate) at Illinois.

In his spare time, he enjoys training for triathlons, performing classical music, and skiing.

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