Speaker List

Chief Guest

Prof. Yakov Amihud



Yakov Amihud is Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. His research includes the evaluation of corporate financial policies, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, objectives of corporate managers, dividend policy, and law and finance.

The focus of his research is the effects of liquidity of assets on their returns and values, and the design and evaluation of securities markets’ trading methods. On these topics, Amihud has done consulting work for the NYSE, AMEX, CBOE, CBOT, and other securities markets. He has published more than seventy research articles in professional journals and in books, and edited and co-edited five books on topics such as LBOs, bank M&As, international finance, and securities market design.

Research Interests

  • Securities Markets Microstructure
  • Corporate Finance

Courses Taught

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring Firms and Industries

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics and Quantitative Analysis, 1975
New York University

M.S., Business Administration, 1973
New York University

B.A., Economics / Political Science, 1969
Hebrew University