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Iftekhar Hasan, Professor of Finance, Corrigan Chair

Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.d., Professor of Finance,
Corrigan Chair

Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.D., is the Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at the Fordham Schools of Business.

As the Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at the Fordham Schools of Business, Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.D., plans on exploring the recent consolidation and changes in ownership structures of stock exchanges around the globe.

His new location in New York City provides plenty of opportunities for alliances and collaborations on cutting-edge research and innovative teaching with private entities.

“New York has been—and will continue to be—the financial center of the world,” said Hassan, who also specializes in financial institutions, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance and capital markets. “Providing timely, relevant research that has direct applicability for industry partners, which in this case are banks and exchanges, will keep New York City relevant.”

Hasan comes to Fordham from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was the acting dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology, the Carey L. Wellington Professor of Finance and director of the International Center for Financial Research.

Hasan said he came to Fordham because of the University’s commitment to educating students in the Jesuit tradition and the formidable team currently in place at the Fordham Schools of Business, headed by Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the Gabelli School of Business, and David. A. Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration.

“You have two deans who are highly successful in their own academic endeavors,” he said, “and at the same time, they have taken the role of educators and administrators for the enhancement for the schools’ reputation, as well as the contribution to the society at large.”

The addition of Hasan to the business faculty strengthens two areas of strategic priority for the business schools: advance the understanding of the role of business in the global political economy, and advance the understanding of a business school in an international financial center.

The Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance was established by a gift from E. Gerald Corrigan, Ph.D., GSAS ’65 and ’71. Corrigan, a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, is managing director of Goldman Sachs.

   

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