Dr. Karim Pakravan returned to academia as an Associate Professor of Finance (Visiting) at DePaul University after a 25-year career as a senior strategist in global financial markets. His last banking position was Senior Foreign Exchange Strategist at JPMorgan.
Prior to that, Dr. Pakravan managed the Country Risk management function at Bank One and its predecessor banks. He is a recognized specialist in leading-edge applied macroeconomic and financial research on currencies and emerging markets, country risk assessment and modeling in an enterprise-wide risk management context, as well as international financial architecture.
Dr. Parkravan has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago and has a wide range of experience and interests in many aspects of both finance and economics.
Dr. Pakravan advises the Investment Committee of Advocacy Investing, a Chicago-based socially responsible investment fund, on macroeconomic and financial issues in his capacity as a member. He is also a member of the International Subcommittee of the Association of Merger & Acquisitions Advisors, and serves on the Board of the Social Entrepreneurship Association Association-Illinois Chapter.