Efraim Benmelech

  • 1129 Citations

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Research Interests

Professor Benmelech’s research interests are in the field of credit markets where he studies financial contracting, financial crises, securitization, bankruptcy and financial distress. He also writes extensively on the economics of terrorism and economic history.

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 2005

MBA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

… → 2001

Economics and Business Administration, BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

… → 1999

Research interests

  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Credit Markets
  • Economic History
  • Financial Contracting

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Research Output

  • 1129 Citations
  • 21 Article
  • 7 Working paper
  • 3 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 3 Review article

Financial frictions and employment during the Great Depression

Benmelech, E., Frydman, C. & Papanikolaou, D., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Financial Economics. 133, 3, p. 541-563 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    The agglomeration of bankruptcy

    Benmelech, E., Bergman, N., Milanez, A. & Mukharlyamov, V., Jan 1 2019, In : Review of Financial Studies. 32, 7, p. 2541-2586 46 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Credit market freezes

    Benmelech, E. & Bergman, N. K., Jan 1 2018, In : NBER Macroeconomics Annual. 32, 1, p. 493-526 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The real effects of liquidity during the financial crisis: Evidence from automobiles

    Benmelech, E., Meisenzahl, R. R. & Ramcharan, R., Feb 1 2017, In : Quarterly Journal of Economics. 132, 1, p. 317-365 49 p., qjw031.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 19 Scopus citations

    Discussion of Patrick Bolton’s “Corporate Finance, Incomplete Contracts, and Corporate Control”

    Benmelech, E., 2016, The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics. Aghion, P., Dewatripont, M., Legros, P. & Zingales, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford University Press, p. 138-143 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access