> Itamar Drechsler, PhD Professor of Finance, The Wharton School About Itamar Itamar Drechsler is a finance professor at the Wharton School and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He works in the areas of asset pricing, financial intermediation, and monetary policy. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Political Economy. He graduated with a PhD in finance from the Wharton School and has an MA in mathematics and bachelor's degrees in finance, mathematics, and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to returning to Wharton, he worked for nine years in the finance department at NYU's Stern School of Business. Executive Education Programs TaughtCertified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) CertificationCo-Academic DirectorThe CIMA® certification is the only credential designed specifically for the financial professional who wants to attain a level of competency as an advanced investment consultant. In partnership with the Investments & Wealth Institute®, Wharton offers an intensive educational component of the program to prepare participants for the Certification Examination.