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Mehrdad Samadi


Assistant Professor

PhD: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Professor Samadi's research interests include financial economics and market design. His award-winning research has been published in the Journal of Finance and has been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, and Barron's. He has consulted for regulatory agencies on market structure issues such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and served as a Dissertation Fellow with the Federal Reserve Board. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a Summer Analyst at Natixis Corporate and Investment Bank and served as an Economist with the CFTC.


Financial Economics and Market Design

Recent publications

The Flash Crash: High-Frequency Trading in an Electronic Market, with Andrei Kirilenko, Albert Kyle, and Tugkan Tuzun, Journal of Finance, 72: 967–998. (Lead Article)

Automation, Intermediation and the Flash Crash, with Andrei Kirilenko, Albert Kyle, and Tugkan Tuzun, Journal of Investment Management, Forthcoming.


Working Papers

Shorting in Broad Daylight: Short Sales and Venue Choice, with Adam Reed and Jonathan Sokobin.


Financial Economics