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Amir Kermani

Amir Kermani

Assistant Professor
Haas Real Estate Group
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Academic Status: On duty
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BSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran
MSc, Managerial Economics, Sharif University of Technology
MSc, Economics, London School of Economics
PhD, Economics, MIT

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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