The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is pleased to announce that Amir Sufi, the Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets will explore a timely financial discussion during the Friday, April 24, 2015 afternoon session at the NACBA 23rd Annual Convention “Bankruptcy in the 21st Century: Solutions to Problem Cases,” April 23 through April 26 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.
Professor Sufi is also co-author of “the most important economics book of 2014 (Lawrence Summers Financial Times)” House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again.
“Amir Sufi is one of the leading experts on the impact of consumer debt on the larger economy” said NACBA President Ed Boltz. “His research on the recent collapse in home values will help provided accessible answers many questions that consumer bankruptcy attorneys are asked by their clients and to policy issues faced by our country.”
Professor Sufi also serves as an associate editor for the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has articles published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His recent research on household debt and the economy has been profiled in the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. It has also been presented to policy-makers at the Federal Reserve, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors.