I am the Harold L. Stuart Professor and Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research at The Kellogg School of Management. I am also a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER). Most of my research focuses on corporate finance and credit markets. For more details you can look at my CV and my research. You can contact me at e-benmelech@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

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Featured Research

 

What Explains the Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS? (with Esteban Klor), forthcoming in Terrorism and Political Violence.

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Summary of the results can be found here.

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The Real Effects of Liquidity During the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Automobiles
(with Ralf Meisenzahl and Rodney Ramcharan), Quarterly Journal of Economics, (2017).

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Summary of the results can be found here and here.

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The Agglomeration of Bankruptcy
(with Nittai Bergman, Anna Milanez and Vladimir Mukharlyamov ), Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.

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Summary of the results can be found here.

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Making the House a Home: The Stimulative Effect of Home Purchases on Consumption and Investment

(with Adam Guren and Brian Melzer), NBER WP 23570.

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Summary of the results can be found here.