Amir Rubin

Professor, Finance
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia); M.A. Econ. & Finance - Cum Laude; B.A., Econ.& Business - Cum Laude (Hebrew University)

Burnaby Room: WMC 3313
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5834

Email Address: arubin@sfu.ca

Personal Website: http://www.sfu.ca/~arubin

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Five years as an economist with the Israeli Security Authority, regulating mutual funds and designing risk analysis tools, were good preparation for Dr. Amir Rubinís switch to academic research and teaching. Amirís research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and market microstructure. He has also conducted research in asset pricing, in particular the determinants of stock return volatility. As well, he has ventured into researching the area of corporate social responsibility and its interaction with financial decision-making.

Specialization and Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Finance, Market Microstructure, Social Responsibility.

Selected Publications

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Articles and Reports

Rubin, A., Segal, B., & Segal, D. (2017). The interpretation of unanticipated news arrival and analysts' skill. Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, 52(4), 1491-1518. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0022109017000539

Michaely, R., Rubin, A., & Vedrashko, A. (2016). Are Friday announcements special? Overcoming selection bias. Journal of Financial Economics, 122(1), 65-85. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.05.006

Michaely, R., Rubin, A., & Vedrashko, A. (2016). Further evidence on strategic timing of earnings news: Joint analysis of weekdays and times of day. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 62(1), 24-45. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacceco.2016.04.002

Rubin, A., & Segal, D. (2015). The effects of economic growth on income inequality in the US. Journal of Macroeconomics, 45, 258-273. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmacro.2015.05.007

Michaely, R., Rubin, A., & Vedrashko, A. (2014). Corporate governance and the timing of earnings announcements. Review of Finance, 18(6), 2003-2044 (Lead Article). http://doi.org/10.1093/rof/rft054

Rubin, E., & Rubin, A. (2013). The impact of business intelligence systems on stock return volatility. Information and Management, 50(2-3), 67-75 (Lead Article). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2013.01.002

Rubin, A., & Smith, D. R. (2011). Comparing different explanations of the volatility trend. Journal of Banking & Finance, 35(6), 1581-1597. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.11.001

Barnea, A., & Rubin, A. (2010). Corporate social responsibility as a conflict between shareholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 97(1), 71-86. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-010-0496-z

Rubin, A., & Kraus, A. (2010). Reducing managers' incentives to cannibalize: Managerial stock options when shareholders are diversified. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 19(4), 439-460 (Lead Article). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfi.2009.05.001

Rubin, A., & Rubin, E. (2010). Informed investors and the internet. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 37(7-8), 841-865. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5957.2010.02187.x

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