Paul A. Spindt


Keehn Berry Chair of Banking and Finance

Senior Associate Dean

Office 360
Phone 504.865.5413
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Professor Paul A. Spindt serves the Freeman school in multiple capacities in his roles as a professor and Sr. Associate Dean. He has been instrumental in expanding the Freeman School’s reputation and influence, including founding the Ph.D. program in Latin America.

Professor Spindt has a long and influential professional background working with the Federal Reserve System. He has been with Tulane since 1990, where he consistently brings his real-world experience into the classroom.


Professor Spindt teaches Core Finance to graduate students.


High-Stakes Real-World Experience
Before joining Tulane, Professor Spindt worked in Washington D.C. for the Federal Reserve Board. There, he began working with abstract economic concepts and eventually became more engaged in capital markets and banks, interested in looking at institutions and how they operate. This led him to his work with financial economics, and he has since shared his background with students

Expanding Freeman’s Influence
Professor Spindt has played an instrumental role in building a first-class finance department at Freeman – a program now widely recognized as being one of the best corporate finance programs in the world. He also started a Latin American Ph.D. program, partnering with a school in Mexico and expanding the program to include a number of other institutions in Latin America.

Extensive Publications
While Professor Spindt’s current focus is on the health and development of the Freeman programs, he boasts a lengthy publication record in top journals, with more than 30 papers published.

Memorable Moment

Professor Spindt’s investiture into the dean chair was especially memorable – both because of the significance of the role and because of the celebration itself, including a dinner at the president’s house.

Education & Affiliations

University of California at Santa Barbara, Ph.D. in Economics

University of California at Santa Barbara, M.A. in Economics

California State University at San Jose, B.A. in Liberal Studies


American Finance Association
Western Finance Association
European Finance Association
Financial Management Association
Econometric Society
Southern Finance Association




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