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John F. O. Bilson
John F. O. Bilson is a Professor of Finance at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Professor Bilson has recently returned to IIT after spending two years at the Melbourne Business School. Previously, he was the Director of the Financial Management Program at the IIT Stuart School of Business. Before joining the Stuart School, 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 received his Ph.D. in international economics from the University of Chicago in 1973. He subsequently taught in the economics department at Northwestern University and became a member of the research department of the International Monetary Fund. In 1976, Dr. Bilson returned to the University of Chicago as an associate professor and, subsequently, as a senior lecturer in international economics and finance in the Graduate School of Business. At this time, he was a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has held visiting appointments at 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. In addition to his Ph.D., he holds Master of Economics and Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) degrees from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
- B.Econ, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- M.Econ, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago