Christopher J. Palmer is the Albert and Jeanne Clear Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, where he teaches corporate finance. His research focuses on how credit, real estate, and labor markets respond to periods of significant upheaval. Palmer is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously taught real estate finance at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Prior to graduate school, he consulted with Compass-Lexecon. Palmer holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Brigham Young University and a PhD in economics from MIT.