Douglas D. Evanoff is a vice president and senior research advisor for banking and financial institutions in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. As director of the financial studies group for 15 years, he oversaw the research activities concerning financial institutions and regulation. He serves as an advisor to senior management of the Federal Reserve System on regulatory issues and is chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition and its annual International Banking Conference. Evanoff's current research interests include consumer credit issues, mortgage markets, bank cost and merger analysis, financial regulation, payments system mechanisms and credit accessibility.
Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Evanoff was a lecturer in finance at Southern Illinois University and assistant professor at St. Cloud State University. He currently is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business at DePaul University and is associate editor of the Journal of Economics and Business and the Journal of Applied Banking and Finance. He is also an institutional director on the board of the Midwest Finance Association. His research has been published both in academic and practitioner journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Services Research, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. He has also published in numerous books and has edited a number of books addressing issues associated with financial institutions; most recently, New Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles (Oxford University Press), and Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Purpose, Critique, Implementation Status and Policy Issues (Now Publishers Inc.).
He holds a PhD in economics from Southern Illinois University.