Karim Pakravan

Visiting Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Economics, 1976
(312) 362-5915
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
DePaul Center 5500 Chicago, IL 60604


Karim Pakravan has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at DePaul University since 2008. Prior to that, Pakravan had a 25-year career in global banking and finance. Since rejoining academia, Pakravan had lectured extensively on money and banking, financial management, international finance, and quantitative methods in finance. He has also been teaching a case-based private equity class since 2011. Pakravan’s research has focused on global macro-financial markets and regulation, topics in which he has published two papers since his return to academia. His research in the field is on-going, and he has also maintaining a continued interest in geopolitical issues. Pakravan holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Academic Degrees

Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Economics, 1976
M.Sc. London School of Economics, London, England, Econometrics, 1972
B.A. University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Economics, 1971​​