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Mehdi Beyhaghi, Ph.D. Mehdi Beyhaghi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Finance

Ph.D. Schulich School of Business, York University
M.A. University of Waterloo
MBA Sharif University of Technology
B.Sc. Sharif University of Technology

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Dr. Beyhaghi joined UTSA as an assistant professor of finance in August 2013. His research focuses on corporate finance, with emphasis in financial institutions, credit risk management and the design of debt instruments. He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching including the best paper award in risk management from the Financial Management Association, and the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. His articles have been presented at various conferences and institutions including the Society of Financial Studies' Finance Cavalcade, the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) and the Syndicated Loans Conference at London Business School as well as some at U.S. and Canadian regulatory institutions.

At UTSA he teaches Banking and Financial Services Industry, Financial Management and Derivative Markets and Instruments at the graduate level.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Regulation
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Structure

Selected Publications
"The Cross-Section of Expected Returns in the Secondary Corporate Loan Market," with Sina Ehsani, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, forthcoming.

"Do Tighter Loan Covenants Signal Improved Future Corporate Results? The Case of Performance Pricing Covenants," with A. Gottesman, K. Panyagometh, and G. Roberts, Financial Management, forthcoming.

"Why and How Do Banks Lay Off Credit Risk? The Choice Between Retention, Loan Sales and Credit Default Swaps," with N. Massoud and A. Saunders, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 42, February 2017.

"Effects of Customer Financial Distress on Supplier Capital Structure," with Mauro Oliveira and Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 42, February 2017.

"Funding Advantage and Market Discipline in the Canadian Banking Sector," with Gordon Roberts and Chris D’Souza, Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 48, November 2014.

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