Lamont Black

Assistant Professor of Finance
1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business


Lamont Black is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty of DePaul, Dr. Black was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. His main research interests are in the areas of banking, corporate finance, and macroeconomics.

Current research projects analyze commercial real-estate securitization and the spillover of financial shocks through the banking system. His research has been published in several journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research,
and Journal of Financial Stability. He has served as a referee for the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking among other journals. In his work on banking policy, Dr. Black contributed to issues including incentive compensation, bank liquidity requirements, and European banking.

Dr. Black teaches commercial banking (FIN512) and money and capital markets (FIN513) in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul. He also teaches money and banking at the undergraduate level (FIN320). 

Dr. Black received a Ph.D. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2007, as well as a PhD in Economics. He received his bachelor’s degree in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University in 1997.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Finance, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, 2007​

Ph.D. in Economics, Indiana University, 2007

M.A. in Economics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2001

B.A. in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 1997