CV

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CONTACT
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Economics and Department of Finance
Address: 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Email: kpdempsey@wisc.edu
Citizenship: USA


EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Notre Dame
  • B.S., Mathematics (minor: Business Administration), magna cum laude (GPA: 3.9/4.0), May 2010
  • Glynn Family Honors Program (with thesis, advised by Thomas Cosimano and Alex Himonas)


FIELDS OF INTEREST
Primary: Macroeconomics, Finance
Secondary: Industrial Organization


RESEARCH
Working papers
"A Theory of Credit Scoring and the Competitive Pricing of Default Risk," with S. Chatterjee, D. Corbae, and V. Rios-Rull.

Work in progress
"Amplification of Financial Shocks through Committed Financing Contracts"
"Why do Big Banks Securitize More than Small Banks?" 


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
  • Robert Bruce Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Wisconsin School of Business, 2016
  • Stephen Hawk Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Wisconsin School of Business, 2014-2016
  • Departmental Fellowship, Department of Economics, UW-Madison, 2012-13, 2015
  • Scholarship, Wisconsin School of Business, 2012-2016
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame College of Science, 2009
  • Scholarship, New York City Baseball Federation, 2009

CONFERENCES
Presentations
  • Econometric Society, 2016 North American Summer Meetings, University of Pennsylvania
  • Midwest Macroeconomics Group, 2015 Fall Meetings, University of Rochester
Attendance
  • Summer School on Financial Intermediation and Contracting, Finance Theory Group, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015
  • Princeton Initiative: Macro, Money, and Finance, Princeton University, 2014

RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Research
  • Research assistant for Dean Corbae, UW-Madison, 2013-16
  • Referee, Economic Theory, 2015
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame College of Science, 2009-10
Teaching
Teaching assistant, UW-Madison, 2013-14
Professional
Quantitative Management Associate, Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, NC, 2010-12
  • Corporate Investments Group, Economic Research
  • Global Corporate Banking, Global Treasury Solutions

COMPUTER SKILLS
Fortran, MATLAB, Stata, SAS, LaTeX