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Biography

Haas School of Business
Assistant Professor

Education
PhD, Economics, MIT
MSc, Economics, London School of Economics
MSc, Managerial Economics, Sharif University of Technology
BSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran
Positions Held
At Haas since 2013
2013 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2013 – present, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, UC Berkeley
Current Research and Interests
Monetary Policy, Macroeconomy and Housing, Securitization and Political Economy
Selected Papers and Publications
- “Cheap Credit, Collateral and the Boom-Bust Cycle”, 2013 - “The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times:Evidence from the United States”, (with Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James Kwak and Todd Mitton) - “Does Skin in the Game Matters? Evidence from CMBS Market” (with Adam Ashcraft and Kunal Gooriah)

Honors and Awards
- MIT Department of Economics Fellowship - HAND Foundation Scholarship - Gold Medal of 33rd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2002)

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