Farzad Saidi

Dean’s Research Scholar Assistant Professor, Finance

Farzad is a financial economist, and his research is centered on issues in banking and financial intermediation, monetary policy, and the interplay between finance and the macroeconomy. Prior to moving to Boston University Questrom School of Business, he served as a faculty member at Stockholm School of Economics and University of Cambridge.

  • PhD, New York University, 2013
  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008
  • MSc, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, 2006
  • Saidi, F., Streitz, D. (In Press). "Bank Concentration and Product Market Competition", The Review of Financial Studies
  • Saidi, F., Žaldokas, A. (In Press). "How Does Firms’ Innovation Disclosure Affect Their Banking Relationships?", Management Science
  • Heider, F., Saidi, F., Schepens, G. (2019). "Life below Zero: Bank Lending under Negative Policy Rates", The Review of Financial Studies, 32 (10), 3728-3761
  • Giannetti, M., Saidi, F. (2019). "Shock Propagation and Banking Structure", The Review of Financial Studies, 32 (7), 2499-2540
  • Bohnet, I., Saidi, F. (2019). "Informational Inequity Aversion and Performance", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159 181-191
  • Neuhann, D., Saidi, F. (2018). "Do Universal Banks Finance Riskier But More Productive Firms?", Journal of Financial Economics, 128 (1), 66-85
  • Malmendier, U., Opp, M., Saidi, F. (2016). "Target Revaluation after Failed Takeover Attempts: Cash versus Stock", Journal of Financial Economics, 119 (1), 92-106
  • Manning, A., Saidi, F. (2010). "Understanding the Gender Pay Gap: What's Competition Got to Do with it?", ILR Review, 63 (4), 681-698
    Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Bank Policy Institute (BPI) Prize for Empirical Banking Research (3rd place), Bank Policy Institute