Dr. Hamed Ghoddusi

Building: Babbio Center
Room: 417
Phone: 201 216 3512
Fax: 201 216 5385
Email: [email protected]
School:  School of Business
  • PhD in Finance, Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF), 2011
  • Visiting PhD Student, University of Texas, Austin, 2009-2010
  • Post-graduate diploma in Economics, Institute for Advanced Studies
    (IHS), Vienna, 2007
  • M.B.A, Sharif University of Technology, 2003
  • BSs in Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2000


Research Interests: Macro/Finance, Asset Pricing, Energy and Environmental Economics, Financial Innovation and Contracts, Risk Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Working Papers

  • "Persistence of Shocks in the US Natural Gas Market: A Sector-Level Analysis", under review, SSRN
  • "Integration of Physical and Futures Prices in the US Natural Gas Market", 2015, under review, SSRN
  • "Islamic Finance and the Energy Sector", 2015, R&R, SSRN
  • "Biofuels Risks and Oil Price Risks, 2014, submitted, SSRN
  • "Jean Tirole's Enduring Influence on Energy Policy Analysis", submitted, SSRN
  • "Biofuels Supply Risks and Price Volatility", under review, SSRN
  • "Endogenous Entry, Long-Run Risks, and Asset Prices", 2012
  • "Can Long-Run Risks Explain Commodity Risk Premium Puzzle?", 2011
  • "Transmission of Risk in a Supply Chain", 2011, Co-authored by Sheridan Titman and Stathis Tompaidis
  • "Immigration Option and Optimal Investment in Human Capital", 2011, Co-authored by Baran Siyahhan, SSRN

Book Chapters:

Work in Progress

  • Optimal Contract Design for a Cancer Research Fund
  • Diversification and Biofuels Supply Risks, joint with Jessika Trancik
  • Cost Riskiness of Energy Technologies (tentative title), joint with Jessika Trancik
  • Optimal Contract for Biofuels Supply Chain, joint with Basak Kalkanci
  • Post-doctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2011-2013
  • Visiting Scholar, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), 2011
  • Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2010
  • Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 2004-2005
Professional Service

Selected Conference Presentations

  • European Environmental and Resource Economics, 2015
  • International Energy Workshop, 2015
  • UC Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference, 2015
  • Financial Management Association (FMA), 2014
  • World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics (WCERE), 2014
  • UC Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference, 2013
  • Financial Management Association (FMA), Atlanta, 2012
  • European Environmental and Resource Economics, 2012
  • International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), North America, 2012
  • European Economic Association Meeting (AEA), 2011
  • European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics, 2011
  • Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics: Migration, Discrimination, Inequality and Poverty
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA), 2010
  • Empirical Methods in Energy Economics, UK, June 2010
  • 13th Annual Real Options Conference, 2009

Discussant Service in Conferences:

  • World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics (WCERE), 2014
  • European Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE2012), “Complete Extraction Costs and the Optimal Exploitation of Two Non-Renewable Polluting Resources” 2012
  • Financial Management Association (FMA),“Infrastructure: Real Assets and Real Returns”, 2012
  • The European Winter Finance Summit (EWFS), “Strategic IPOs and Product Market Competition “, 2011
  • The European Winter Finance Summit (EWFS), “Hedging Policies, Incentives and Market Power”, 2010
Consulting Service
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Various individual projects related to investment evaluation, and financial and economic policies (especially in resource-rich economies)
Honors & Awards

Semi-Finalist, Best Paper Award in Investment Category, Financial Management Association (FMA), 2012 

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Howe School of Technology Management, 2013-


Grants, Contracts & Funds
  • Howe School Alliance for Technology Management (HSATM) Grant, 2013
  • MIT/BP Biofuels Grant, Co-Developer of the Grant Proposal, 2012
  • Full Scholarship, Vienna Graduate School of Finance, 2007-2011
  • Full Scholarship, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), 2005-2007
  • BT 321 Corporate Finance