Franklin Allen

DPhil, University of Oxford, 1980; MPhil, University of Oxford, 1979; BA, University of East Anglia, 1977. 

Professor Allen is currently the Nippon Life Professor of Finance; Professor of Economics, Co-Director, Financial Institutions Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has been with the Wharton School since 1980 (named Nippon Life Professor of Finance, 1994; Vice Dean and Director, Doctoral Programs, 1990-93; Associate Director, Doctoral Programs, 1988-90; Co-Director, Financial Institutions Center, 2000-present).He has also held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford, University of Tokyo, University of Frankfurt, and Princeton University. He has also held adjunct appointments with New York University. 
Professor Allen was the President of the American Finance Association in the year 2000, and has been the Associate Editor, Financial Management, since 1991. He has received several teaching and professional awards during his career: The Class of 1984 Teaching Award, 1996, 1997; Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, 1993, 1999; Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate Division), 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; Undergraduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1991; Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2001. 
His research areas include Corporate finance, asset pricing, economics of information.