Jose M. Liberti

Associate Professor of Finance
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Economics, 2004
(312) 362-8739
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
DePaul Center 5500 Chicago, IL 60604


José María Liberti is Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management and Associate Professor of Finance at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University. He is also a research fellow of the European Banking Center (EBC). He also holds an affiliation with both the  Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital, and the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg School of Management.

José María was previously Assistant Professor of Finance at London Business School, Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Associate Professor of Finance at Tilburg University. He has also taught at IAE Aix-en-Provence Graduate School of Management and the Indian School of Business.

José María has served as an economic consultant at the Argentinean Ministry of Economics, Work and Public Services. Before continuing with his graduate studies, José María worked at Citibank N.A. as a Corporate Financial Advisor and in the Risk Management and Investment Banking Divisions in Buenos Aires and New York. 

José María's research lies in the boundaries of corporate finance, financial intermediation and organizational economics. Part of his attention has been drawn to understand how incentives, allocation of authority and types of information are used in the actual decision-making process of individuals Recent work has examined the role rotation among agents as a mechanism to alleviate moral hazard in communication and how sharing on public information may impact coordination problems among borrowers. His work has been published at The Journal of Finance and The Review of Financial Studies. José María received the Brattle Award (First Prize) for the best paper in corporate finance awarded annually by the American Finance Association. He has also received twice the Brattle Distinguished paper award. His work has been presented at numerous universities and governmental bodies around the world. 

Liberti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received a bachelor's and master's degree in economics from the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), in Buenos Aires. He moved to the United States in 1998 and earned both a Masters and a PhD in Economics from The University of Chicago. 

An award-winning teacher at Kellogg School Management and DePaul University, he teaches graduate elective courses in Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Entrepreneurial Finance and Corporate Restructuring both at the MBA and Executive MBA level.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Economics, 2004
M.A. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Economics, 2001
M.A. Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Economics, 1995
B.A. Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Economics, 1994​​​