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Sima Jannati

Assistant Professor
511 Cornell Hall

Dr. Sima Jannati is an assistant professor of finance at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Master of Science in financial engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). In 2018, Sima earned her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Miami.

Sima’s primary areas of research are empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance. Her research focuses on understanding the impact of mega firms on the aggregate economy. She is also interested in examining how cognitive biases, such as in-group bias, affect financial decision making. Sima’s articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio and won the outstanding paper award from the Southern Finance Association.


B.Sc., Industrial Engineering-Systems Planning and Analysis, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2011; M.Sc., Financial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2013; PhD, Finance, University of Miami, 2018