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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. 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 behavioral determinants of financial decision-making. She is also interested in examining how cognitive biases affect market participants’ decisions. Jannati's articles have been featured in various media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Opinion, and on National Public Radio and won the outstanding paper award from the Southern Finance Association and the Winemiller Excellence Awards. Since joining Trulaske in 2018, Sima has been teaching Investments to undergraduate students.


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


Running a Mutual Fund: Performance and Trading Behavior of Runner Managers, - with Arash Dayani, Journal of Empirical Finance, Volume 69, December 2022.

Transient Emotions, Perceptions of Well-being, and Mutual Fund Flows - with William Bazley and Arash Dayani, Finance Research Letters, Volume 41, July 2021.

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