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I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington. Before joining UTA, I served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Missouri- Columbia. 

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). I hold a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Miami.

My primary areas of research are behavioral finance and empirical asset pricing, focusing on the behavioral determinants of financial decision-making. Below, you may find a list of my publications and current working papers. For more information about each paper, please click on its title.

Curriculum Vitae - April 2024

614 Department of Finance and Real Estate
College of Business
University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX, 76019


"Results!? Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work." Thomas Edison

Published Papers

[2] Running a Mutual Fund: Performance and Trading Behavior of Runner Managers
with Arash Dayani
Journal of Empirical Finance, 69, 2022

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Journal of  Economic Behavior & Organization180, 2020

Granular States

Journal of Banking & Finance, 118, 2020

Geographic Spillover of Dominant Firms' Shocks

Working Papers

[1] In-Group Bias in Financial Markets
with Alok Kumar, Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, and Justin Wolfers

Management Science - Revise and Resubmit

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Review of Accounting Studies - Revise and Resubmit

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[3] Rest and Financial Judgments: The Impact of Holidays on Analyst Accuracy


Image: Harvard Business Review

Journal of Banking & Finance - Revise and Resubmit

[4] Grit, Preferences, and Investor Behavior
with William Bazley and George Korniotis


International Review of Financial Analysis - Revise and Resubmit

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