George Chacko joined the Harvard Business School Faculty in the Finance Area in 1997. He currently teaches a second-year course on Capital Markets in the MBA Program, and he teaches a Ph.D. course on Asset Pricing that is jointly offered by the Business School and the Harvard Economics Department. He has also taught Corporate Financial Engineering in both the MBA program and the Executive Education program at HBS, as well as a first-year course on Corporate Finance in the MBA program.
Professor Chacko holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University, and dual Master's degrees in Business Economics (Harvard University) and Business Administration (University of Chicago). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Chacko's experiences prior to HBS have included work at a major financial services firm, and a large consulting firm. He currently consults with with financial institutions ranging from commercial/investment banks and insurance companies to hedge funds.
Professor Chacko's research has focused on three areas: (1) the structure of fixed income markets and the design of instruments that trade in those markets; (2) the study of portfolio choice by individuals and institutions; and (3) the analysis and application of derivative securities.