Dean Corbae was a consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 2020. He is the William Sellery Trukenbrod Chair in Finance and professor in the department of economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has previously held positions at the University of Texas at Austin and visiting positions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University. Corbae has also been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
He received his B.A. in economics from Colgate University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. Corbae's research focuses on consumer credit and bankruptcy, foreclosures, and banking industry dynamics. His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy, as well as others. He is also the co-author of An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis for Economic Theory and Econometrics published by Princeton University Press.