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Banking Center Staff

Robert (Bob) DeYoung
Harold Otto Chair of Economics, Capitol Federal Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 2185

Academic Areas

Finance and Banking


Ph.D. — University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. — Rutgers University-Camden

Lei Li
Assistant Professor
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4136

Academic Area



Ph.D. — Boston College
M.A. (Economics) — Brown University
M.S. (Mathematics) — Brown University
B.S. — University of Science and Technology of China

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Robert (Bob) DeYoung
Capitol Federal Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions
Director, KU Center for Banking Excellence

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