Areas of Expertise (4)
Macroeconomy and Housing
Amir Kermani is an Associate Professor at Berkeley Haas. He received a PhD in economics from MIT in 2013. He is also a faculty research fellow at the NBER. His current research interests include monetary policy, household finance, financial intermediation, and political economy.
MIT: PhD, Economics
London School of Economics: MSc, Economics
Sharif University of Technology: MSc, Managerial Economics
University of Tehran: BSc, Electrical Engineering
Honors & Awards (4)
RFS Rising Scholar Award
MIT Department of Economics Fellowship
HAND Foundation Scholarship
Gold Medal of 33rd International Physics Olympiad
Positions Held (1)
At Haas since 2013
2019 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2013 – 2019, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
Media Appearances (3)
Lower-income households spend more when the stock market is rising
Market Watch online
And it doesn’t matter if they actually sell those stocks. Paper wins are just as much an incentive to go shopping, the study concluded. Households react just as much to potential capital gains as they do to realized capital gains, according to the study, conducted by researchers at Harvard Business School, the University of California, Berkeley and Lund University in Sweden.
Are Stockbrokers Leaking Confidential Info To Their Favorite Clients?
Di Maggio is the author of the paper The Relevance of Broker Networks for Information Diffusion in the Stock Market, co-written by Francesco Franzoni, a finance professor at the Swiss Finance Institute; Amir Kermani, an assistant professor at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley; and Carlo Sommavilla, a doctoral student at the Swiss Finance Institute.
Quantitative Easing Did Not Ease The Housing Crisis For The Neediest Households
The findings are detailed in the paper How Quantitative Easing Works: Evidence on the Refinancing Channel, co-authored by Marco Di Maggio, an assistant professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School; Amir Kermani, an assistant professor at the Haas School of Business; and Christopher Palmer, also an assistant professor at Haas.
Selected Research Grants (1)
NBER Household Finance Grant Award
Master Card Center for Inclusive Growth
Selected Papers & Publications (7)
Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani, and Christopher Palmer
Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani and Kaveh Majlesi
M. Di Maggio, A. Kermani, B. J. Keys, T. Piskorski, R. Ramcharan, A. Seru and V. Yao
Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani and Zhaogang Sang
Marco Di Maggio and Amir Kermani
Adam Ashcraft, Kunal Gooriah and Amir Kermani
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Amir Kermani, James Kwak and Todd Mitton
MFE 230 H
Financial Institutions and Risk Management