Robert DeYoung

Robert DeYoung
  • Capitol Federal Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Capitol Federal Hall, room #2185


Robert (Bob) DeYoung is the Koch Foundation Distinguished Professor in Business Economics and Harold Otto Chair in Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business.

Professor DeYoung joined the KU faculty in 2007. Before becoming a Jayhawk, Bob worked as an Associate Director of Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2005-2007), an Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (1998-2005), a Senior Economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (1992-1998), and a Joyce Foundation Teaching Fellow at Beloit College (1988-1992).

Professor DeYoung’s research and commentaries have appeared widely in academic journals, in policy publications, and in the financial press. He is frequently invited to speak at foreign central banks and bank regulatory authorities, and has twice testified before the United States Senate Banking Committee. In 2015, Bob was named a Distinguished Scholar by the French Finance Association for his “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Finance and Banking.” He has served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking at The Ohio State University since 2009.

Bob was born and raised in New Jersey, where he attended Washington Township High School. He worked his way to an undergraduate degree in economics from Rutgers University-Camden and earned a PhD degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives on a ranch near Baldwin City, Kansas with his lovely wife Julie and many other domesticated animals.


Rutgers University, 1983, Camden, NJ
Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1989, Madison, WI


Research interests:

  • Banking
  • Bank Regulation


Teaching interests:

  • Banking
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Economics

Selected Publications

DeYoung, R., Gron, A., Torna, G., & Winton, A. (2015). Risk Overhang and Loan Portfolio Decisions: Small Business Lending Before and During the Financial Crisis [Journal Articles]. Journal of Finance, 70, 2451–2487.
DeYoung, R., Peng, E. Y., & Yan, M. (2013). Executive Compensation and Business Policy Choices at U.S. Commercial Banks [Journal Articles]. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Published.
DeYoung, R., & Gokhan, T. (2013). Nontraditional Banking Activities and Bank Failures During the Financial Crisis [Journal Articles]. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 22, 397–421.
DeYoung, R., Glennon, D., & Nigro, P. (2008). Borrower-Lender Distance, Credit Scoring, and Loan Performance: Evidence from Informationally Opaque Small Business Borrowers [Journal Articles]. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 17, 113–143.
DeYoung, R., & DeLong, G. (2007). Learning by Observing: Information Spillovers in the Execution and Valuation of Commercial Bank M&As [Journal Articles]. Journal of Finance, 62(1), 181–217.
DeYoung, R., & Berger, A. N. (2006). Technological Progress and the Geographic Expansion of Commercial Banks [Journal Articles]. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 38(6), 1483–1513.
DeYoung, R. (2005). The Performance of Internet-based Business Models: Evidence from the Banking Industry [Journal Articles]. Journal of Business, 78(3), 893–947.
DeYoung, R. (2003). De Novo Bank Exit [Journal Articles]. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 35, 711–728.
DeYoung, R., Flannery, M. J., Lang, W. W., & Sorescu, S. (2001). The Information Content of Bank Exam Ratings and Subordinated Debt Prices [Journal Articles]. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 33, 900–925.
DeYoung, R., & Roland, K. P. (2001). Product Mix and Earnings Volatility at Commercial Banks: Evidence from a Degree of Leverage Model [Journal Articles]. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 10, 54–84.
DeYoung, R., & Nolle, D. E. (1996). Foreign-Owned Banks in the U.S.: Buying Market Share or Earning It? [Journal Articles]. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 28, 622–636.
DeYoung, R., Distinguin, I., & Tarazi, A. (accepted/in press). Bank Liquidity Management and Bank Capital Shocks [Journal Articles]. Journal of Financial Intermediation.


Co-Editor, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking