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Sima Jannati

Assistant Professor
511 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Sima Jannati is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, 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.

Jannati'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. Jannati'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


Transient Emotions, Perceptions of Well-being, and Mutual Fund Flows- with William Bazley and Arash Dayani, Finance Research Letters, Forthcoming

Big Fish in a Small Pond: Locally-Dominant Firms and the Business Cycle- with George Korniotis, and Alok Kumar, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 180, December 2020

Geographic Spillover of Dominant Firms’ Shocks, Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 118, September 2020