Suresh Sundaresan is the Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia University. He is currently the Chairman of the Finance subdivision. He has published in the areas of Treasury auctions, bidding, default risk, habit formation, term structure of interest rates, asset pricing, pension asset allocation, swaps, options, forwards, fixed-income securities markets and risk management. His research papers have appeared in major journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, European Economics Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Political Economy, etc. He has also contributed articles in Financial Times, and in World Bank conferences. He is an associate editor of Journal of Finance and Review of Derivatives Research. His current research focus is on default risk and how it affects asset pricing and sovereign debt securities. He has consulted for Morgan Stanley Asset management and Ernst and Young. His consulting work focuses on term structure models, swap pricing models, credit risk models, valuation, and risk management. He has conducted training programs for leading investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CSFB and Lehman Brothers. He is the author of Fixed Income Markets and Their Derivatives. He has served on the Treasury Bond Markets Advisory Committee.