Robert S. Hamada

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Robert S. Hamada

Robert S. Hamada is the Edward Eagle Brown Distinguished Service Professor of Finance for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.[1]He was previously dean of the school.


In late November of 2000, Hamada said he would leave his post as dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business by the end of the academic year, citing a need for "a younger person infused with fresh energy" in the job.[2]

In 2008, he signed a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate. The letter, which was also signed by other economists from throughout the U.S., indicated a great concern for the plan proposed by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to deal with the financial crisis of the time.[3][4]

Hamada is also a consultant for Hamada Management Consulting. He is a director of A.M. Castle & Co., a specialty steel products distributor that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CAS), and Flying Food Group, a provider of in-flight catering services. He is also a board director for Federal Signal Corp[5] and director at large for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).[6]

At the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004, Hamada was honored in recognition of his achievements as dean of Chicago GSB by the faculty which named the bridge that links faculty offices and workshop space on the third floor of the Hyde Park Center in his honor.[7]


Hamada holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Yale University. He also holds a masters in business administration from Yale and PhD degrees in finance from the Sloan School at M.I.T. He joined the finance faculty at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago in 1966, earned tenure in 1971.[8]


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