Robert F. Dittmar is a Professor of Finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His research focuses on empirical and theoretical issues in asset pricing, in particular the determination of the term structure of interest rates and the cross-section of equity risk premia. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Econometrics. At the Ross school, Robert teaches MBA-level courses in fixed income and derivatives, as well as advising the student-run investment fund, the Maize and Blue Fund. He also teaches courses in the Doctoral program at the Ross school. Prior to joining the University of Michigan Faculty in 2003, Robert was an Assistant Professor at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and worked for First Chicago Corporation (now part of JP Morgan Chase) and First Union National Bank Corporation (now part of Wells Fargo).