Amir Amel-Zadeh

Amir Amel-Zadeh

Associate Professor of Accounting


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

Profile

Amirs research examines the economic effects of financial and non-financial reporting. He is also interested in the consequences (and interaction) of accounting and capital regulation of financial institutions.

Prior to joining Oxford Saïd, Amir held a position as University Lecturer at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and prior to that worked at Lehman Brothers in London. He received his PhD and MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge.

Amir held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, at New York University Stern School of Business, at Columbia Business School, and at the University of Bologna. Amir sat on the Board of Directors of the European Financial Management Association and on the Advisory Board of the Pension Investments Academy. He is the 2010 recipient of the Salje Medal for the best PhD in the Social Sciences, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and received the Judge Business School teaching award in 2011.

During his time at Cambridge, he has taught finance and accounting courses to MBA and Masters Programmes as well as on executive programmes for entrepreneurs, engineers, lawyers, finance and medical professionals. He has taught or consulted for the financial services industry in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Alongside his role at Saïd Business School, Amir is a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford.

Read Amir's CV.

Research

Amir’s research is broadly focused on firms' information environment in capital markets.

His research examines the economic consequences of voluntary and mandatory financial and non-financial (ESG) reporting quality issues. He is particularly interested in applying natural language processing and machine learning techniques to examine the quality of disclosures and their effects on capital markets.

His research in banking focuses on the effects of accounting - in particular fair value accounting - and of regulatory risk-based capital requirements on banks' economic choices and the wider economic consequences. 

Publications

Bidder earnings forecasts in mergers and acquisitions(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  Journal of Corporate Finance  | 
  • AMIR AMEL-ZADEH,
  • Geoff Meeks
Accounting

Why and How Investors Use ESG Information: Evidence from a Global Survey(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  Financial Analysts Journal  | 
  • A AMEL-ZADEH,
  • G Serafeim
Accounting

Measuring Fair Value when Markets Malfunction: Evidence from the Financial Crisis.

Chapter  |  The Routledge Companion to Fair Value in Accounting  | 
  • A Amel-Zadeh,
  • G Meeks
Accounting
  • Amir Amel-Zadeh,
  • Mary E Barth,
  • Wayne R Landsman
Accounting

Leverage changes and growth options in mergers and acquisitions(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL FINANCE  | 
  • Elettra Agliardi,
  • Amir Amel-Zadeh,
  • Nicos Koussis
Accounting
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Engagement

Amir maintains a close involvement with the business and financial services community.

He has taught or consulted for the financial services industry in globally on financial and non-financial reporting as well as on banking topics and has been speaker on various industry conferences.

Amir has also been engaged with public policy organisations such as UNCTAD and the OECD on reporting issues related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) information.

Amir has held several Board positions on industry associations and companies. He sat on the Board of Directors of the European Financial Management Association, on the Advisory Board of the Pension Investments Academy and on the Supervisory and Advisory Board of several start-ups.

Prior to his career in academia, Amir worked for the fixed income structured solutions group at Lehman Brothers in London.

Teaching

Amir teaches on the core course in financial reporting on the Executive MBA and an elective on fundamental analysis for active investing on the MBA and MSc Financial Economics programmes. He has also taught on executive programmes for entrepreneurs, engineers, lawyers, finance and medical professionals. He has taught or consulted for the financial services industry in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Expertise:

  • Financial reporting, disclosure and fundamental analysis
  • Non-financial and ESG reporting
  • Natural language processing applications in accounting
  • Fair value accounting and regulatory capital at financial institutions

Watch a sample lecture video - Dean's seminar 

Students

Amir supervises Saïd Business School doctoral students