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John F. O. Bilson Biography

John F. O. Bilson

John F. O. Bilson
John and Mae Calamos Stuart School of Business Dean Endowed Chair
Professor of Finance
Director, M.S. Finance





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Downtown Campus, Room 414


Ph.D., University of Chicago, Economics
M.Econ, Monash University
B.Econ, Monash University


John F. O. Bilson is the John and Mae Calamos Stuart School of Business Dean Endowed Chair at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Bilson is also a professor of finance and Program Director of the M.S. Finance graduate program. Before joining Stuart, Dr. Bilson was a senior vice president at The Chicago Corporation, where he was responsible for establishing the financial futures trading group, TCC Futures Management. He has also served as president of BetaSoft Management and as a vice-president of Trading Development Corporation.

Dr. Bilson began his academic career at Northwestern University, and has held research, teaching, visiting and administrative appointments at the Melbourne Business School, International Monetary Fund, University of Chicago, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.

Dr. Bilson is the editor (with Richard C. Marston) of Exchange Rate Theory and Practice (1984, University of Chicago Press) and has published over thirty articles in the areas of international finance, international economics, and risk management.

Research Interests: 

International finance
Risk Management

Research Profile: