In 1998, Gregory F. Udell joined the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University as the NBD Professor of Banking and Finance. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from DePauw University and both his MBA and his Ph.D. degrees in finance from Indiana University. For the past fifteen years, Professor Udell has been on the faculty of New York University where most recently he was a Professor of Finance and Director of the William R. Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stern School of Business of New York University.
Professor Udell has published numerous articles on financial contracting, credit availability and financial intermediation in such journals as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business and the Journal of Financial Economics.
Much of his current research has been focused on the economics of small business finance, and he recently co-authored a special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance on the same topic. He is also co-author (with L. Ritter and W. Silber) of Principles of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, 9th edition (1997) and is an associate editor of both the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurial finance, money and banking, commercial banking, investment banking, and planning and starting a new business.
Prior to starting his academic career he was a commercial loan officer in Chicago. More recently he has been a visiting economist and consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.