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College of Business

Ali Nejadmalayeri, Ph.D., CFA®

John A. Guthrie Endowed Chair of Banking and Financial Services

Associate Professor of Finance

Room: BU 217 E, Accounting & Finance Dept. Suite
Curriculum Vitae



  • PhD (2001), University of Arizona

  • MBA (1997), Texas A&M University-Kingsville

  • BSc (1993), University of Tehran



Ali Nejadmalayeri, Ph.D., CFA holds the John A. Guthrie Chair in Banking and Financial Services at the College of Business of the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining UW, he held the ONEOK Chair in Finance and Jay and Fayenelle Helm Professorship in Business at Spears School of Business of Oklahoma State University. Concurrently, he was also the finance Ph.D. program director. Between 2001 and 2006, he was an assistant professor of finance and the finance area coordinator at the College of Business Administration of the University of Nevada-Reno. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate (MBA and doctoral) finance courses about bank management, markets and institutions, portfolio management, investment theory, and corporate finance. He coached OSU’s trading team. He was the faculty advisor to student-managed fund at the University of Nevada-Reno. His teaching efforts have earned him a number of nominations for best teacher awards over the years. Just before joining the University of Wyoming, he won the coveted “2017 Merrick Foundation Teaching Award on the American Free Enterprise System” at OSU.

Nejadmalayeri has published in major finance and economics journals, including the Review of Finance, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His recent published research deals with the interaction of corporate decisions (taxes, advertising, etc.) and the corporate bond pricing.  His research has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including Spears Poole Research Award (2012, 2013, 2015), McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award MBAA 2005, and Nevada Alpha Chapter of BETA GAMMA SIGMA 2003 Researcher of the Year Award. the most recent being the prestigious “2016 OSU-Tulsa President’s Outstanding Researcher of the Year” award. Nejadmalayeri currently serves as an associate editor for Global Finance Journal (“A” ranked in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List).

Nejadmalayeri holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. degree from Texas A&M University and, a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran.PhD, University of Arizona
MBA, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
BSc, University of Tehran


Research Interests

  • Corporate and Municipal Bonds

  • Taxation

  • Real Estate 


Teaching Interests

  • Banking

  • Financial Markets

  • Fixed Income


Select Publications

“Demography, Asset Allocation, and Investment Horizon: Enduring Lessons from Long History,” 2019, Journal of Investing 28 (4) 9-20 [Lead Article]

“Do FOMC Actions Speak Loudly? Evidence from Corporate Bond Credit Spreads” with Siamak Javadi and Tim Krehbiel; 2018; Review of Finance, 22 (5), 1877–1909, DOI:

 “CEO Overconfidence and Agency Cost of Debt: Evidence from Voluntary Turnovers” with Subbu Iyer & Harikumar Sankaran; 2017 North American Journal of Economics and Finance 42, 300-313. DOI:

“Investor Sentiment, Diversification Discount, and Cross-Section of Returns,” with Joel Harper & Subbu Iyer; 2017 North American Journal of Economics and Finance 42, 218–236. DOI:

“Measuring Joint Default Risk,” with Siamak Javadi, Seoyoung Kim, and Tim Krehbiel; 2017 Journal of Fixed Income 27 (2) 6-29; DOI:

“GASB Mandatory Disclosure Rules and Taxable Municipal Bond Yield Spreads,” with Sheri Faircloth and Jeanne Wendel, 2017; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 49, 379–405.

“Optimality of Diversified Conglomerates: Evidence from Credit Spreads and Equity Valuation Discounts,” with Subbu Iyer and Manohar Singh, 2017; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 49, 117–158.

“Costs of capital and public issuance choice,” with Christopher G. Lamoureux, 2015; Journal of Banking and Finance, 61, 27-45.

“Do U.S. Macroeconomic Surprises Influences Equity Returns? An Exploratory Analysis of Developed Economies,” with Brian Lucey and Manohar Singh, 2013; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53, 476-485.

“Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Corporate Credit Spreads,” with Takeshi Nishikawa and Ramesh Rao, 2013; Journal of Banking and Finance, 37 (8), 2991-3006.

“Product Market Advertising and Corporate Bonds,” with Manohar Singh and Ike Mathur, 2013; Journal of Corporate Finance, 19, 79–94.

“How Do Bond Investors Perceive Dividend Payouts?” with Ike Mathur, Manohar Singh, and Pornsit Jiraporn, 2013; Research in International Business and Finance, 27, 92–105.

“Corporate Taxes, Strategic Default, and Cost of Debt,” with Manohar Singh, 2012; Journal of Banking and Finance, 36, 2900– 2916.


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