Anne Villamil is a Professor of Economics & Finance and a Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Stanley Jevons Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester (part-time). She earned her B.A. at the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on financial contracts, with emphasis on firm finance, bankruptcy and enforcement, and the quantitative effects of institutions and policies on financial markets and development. She holds recent grants from the NSF, NCSA, and the Kauffman Foundation.

Villamil has been a research scholar at the IMF, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Austria, the National University of Singapore, the Hallsworth Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, and the Peter Moores Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She is the Editor of the Annals of Finance, and an Associate Editor at Economic Theory, the European Economic Review and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Her research is published in leading economics journals.