Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS)

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Mahdi Heidari

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance

Bio

Mahdi Heidari is Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies and Khatam University. Before joining TeIAS in 2017, he obtained his PhD in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics. He has master degree in Economics and Finance from University of Naples and MBA from Sharif University of Technology.

 

His main research interests are in empirical asset pricing and corporate finance areas, especially corporate governance, institutional investors and business groups. He is active in policy-oriented research in Iranian Financial Markets.

Thesis Advisor: Magnus Dahlquist

Research Interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Market Micro structure
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Education
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Awards & Honors
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden 2010-2016,Ph.D. in Finance
  • Columbia University, USA 2013-2014, Visiting Ph.D. Student in Finance
  • University of Naples Federico II, Italy 2009-2010, Master in Economics and Finance, MEF
  • Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2006-2009,MBA
  • Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2002-2006, B.Sc., Electrical Engineering
  • Momentum Crash Management
  • Over or Under? Momentum, Idiosyncratic Volatility and Overreaction
  • Cyclicality of Idiosyncratic Volatility and Firm Investment
  • Econometrics (Khatam University, Master level, 2017)
  • Investment Management (Sharif University, Master level, 2016 and 2017)
  • Portfolio Selection Models (Kharazmi University, Master level, 2016 and 2017)
  • Investment Management (Kharazmi University, Master level, 2017)
  • Corporate Finance (Kharazmi University, Master level, 2016,2 017)
  • Project Finance (Tehran University, Master level, 2016)
  • As teaching assistant in Stockholm School of Economics:
  • Risk Management (Master level, 2014 and 2015)
  • Quantitative Methods in Corporate Finance (Master level, 2012 and 2014)
  • Corporate Finance Theory (Master level, 2012)
  • Valuation and Capital Budgeting (Master level, 2011)
  • Mathematics (PhD level, 2011 and 2012)
  • Winner of the Antoine Faure-Grimaud Prize for outstanding student performance in the Master in Economics and Finance, University of Federico II, 2010
  • Ranked 33rd (Top 0.01%) in nationwide university entrance examination for Bachelor program among more than 350,000 participants, 2002
  • Ranked 54th in nationwide university entrance examination for MBA program, 2006