Mathias Kronlund

Assistant Professor

Office GWBC 350
Phone (504) 865-6557
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Prof. Mathias J. Kronlund's research spans the areas of empirical corporate finance and financial institutions, and his recent research papers focus on issues related to mutual funds, credit markets, corporate investment, and payout/cash policy.

Prof. Kronlund's research articles have appeared in leading academic finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science. Mathias has also presented his research at over 30 universities worldwide, at many of the premier finance conferences (and earned multiple best paper awards), at the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and several Federal Reserve banks. His research has also been featured in major media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, and referenced by policymakers in both the U.S. and Europe. 

Prof. Kronlund earned his Ph.D. in finance at the University of Chicago. He joined the Freeman school in 2020, after previously serving on the faculty at the University of Illinois. Mathias is a member of several professional associations such as the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the Financial Management Association.

Mathias has been recognized multiple times for teaching excellence. He currently teaches the core Financial Management course at the Freeman school.


FINE 3010 Financial Management


Prof. Kronlund has been recognized for teaching excellence in the classroom in each of the last five years in a row.

Prof. Kronlund has presented his research at many international finance conferences, and at universities all around the world.

He enjoys advising doctoral students, and maintains close collaborations with many of his former students.

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D. Finance, University of Chicago

MBA, University of Chicago

M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, Aalto University, Finland


Hailing originally from Finland, Prof. Kronlund enjoys skiing whenever he can find snow.

He enjoys singing in choirs, particularly when faced with the challenge of performing modern 20th century classical pieces (Vaughan Williams, Poulenc).

Mathias finished his first 70.3 distance triathlon in 2017, and has completed several more races since. The full 140.6 distance may be in the cards one day.