Tarek Hassan joined Chicago Booth as an Assistant Professor of Finance after earning his PhD from Harvard University in 2009. Building on his research at Harvard, Hassan studies international finance, economic history, and macroeconomics. His most recent work in international finance is titled “Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns.” This paper earned him the honor of Winner of the Austrian Central Bank's 2009 Klaus Liebscher Award for best paper on European Monetary Union and Integration Issues. The Roger Martin Graduate Fellowship, a Harvard Grant, and a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation are amongst Hassan’s other varied honors, scholarships, and fellowships.
With research experience at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and the University of Mannheim, the breadth of Hassan’s experience also includes work placements at Dresdner Bank and the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Cairo. Furthermore, he has teaching experience as a fellow in areas including Trade Policy, International Finance, and Macroeconomics amongst others.
In addition to presenting at such institutions as the World Bank, MIT Sloan, Harvard Business School, and the London School of Economics, Hassan is currently a referee for the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. Hassan is also a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Outside of academia, Hassan is interested in German politics. This is an area which he became actively involved in during his high school and college studies.
2013 - 2014 Course Schedule
||International Macroeconomics and Finance
With Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, "Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia," The Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(2), 895-946 (2011).
With Thomas Mertens, "Financial Risk: A Tragedy of the Commons," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 101(2, 402-405) (2011).