John F. O. Bilson

  • John and Mae Calamos Stuart School of Business Dean Endowed Chair
  • Director, M.S. in Finance
  • Professor of Finance

As of May 15, 2016, John F. O. Bilson has been appointed the new Dean of the Stuart School of Business. ​​Dr. Bilson is also a professor of finance and program director of the M.S. Finance graduate program. Before joining Stuart, Dr. Bilson was a senior vice president at The Chicago Corporation​. Dr. Bilson began his academic career at Northwestern University, and has held research, teaching, visiting and administrative appointments at the ​University of​ ​Melbourne, International Monetary Fund, University of Chicago, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.

Dr. Bilson is the editor (with Richard C. Marston) of Exchange Rate Theory and Practice (1984, University of Chicago Press) and has published over thirty articles in the areas of international finance, international economics, and risk management.


Ph.D., University of Chicago, Economics
M.Econ, Monash University
B.Econ, Monash University

Research Interests

International finance
Risk Management


M.S. in Finance