Thomas A. Renyi Endowed Chair in Banking
Founding Director, Rutgers Financial Institutions Center
Senior Fellow, Center for Contract & Economic Organization, Columbia Law School
Professor Palia is an internationally renowned scholar in law and economics, banking, and corporate governance. He earned a PhD in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and he has been on the faculty of Princeton University, Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago, and UCLA.
Dr. Palia has published extensively in the top finance and economics academic journals and his work is very well cited by other scholars. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is often quoted in newspaper articles and magazines. He continues to be invited to present his research to the faculty of top Universities, at the major academic meetings, and at the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research conferences. He has worked as an expert in both federal and state courts. As Founding Director of the Financial Institutions Center, he organizes and participates in panels that include CEOs and other senior executives of financial institutions as well as senior regulators.