Dr. Amir Hajbaba

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Dr. Amir Hajbaba joined UFV in August 2012. He obtained his PhD degree in National University of Ireland – Cork (UCC) in 2011. The focus of his PhD dissertation is examining the explanations of acquirer’s under-performance following takeover completion. He has published and presented in both national and international journals, in this area.

Dr. Hajbaba has worked in various positions within the finance industry including stock brokerage, venture capital and private equity firms. He has taught a variety of courses in Corporate Finance and investments at a number of local and international institutions as an adjunct professor. Dr. Hajbaba’s main research interest is behavioural finance and studying the effect of two key human emotions, fear and hope, on the financial markets. Accordingly, He is also interested in cognitive psychology. His other research interests include: Corporate Finance, Performance Evaluation and Corporate Governance.

In his spare time Amir usually could be found on the tennis courts of downtown Vancouver (weather permitting, of course).

Courses Taught

BUS 249- Essentials of Finance

BUS 349- Financial Management I

BUS 433- Investments

BUS 435- International Finance

BUS 449- Financial Management II

Selected Publications

  • Donnelly, R., Hajbaba, A. (2014). The Acquisition Puzzle and Mispricing: Evidence of Over-optimism. International Journal of Managerial Finance. 10(4), 470-493. DOI:10.1108/IJMF-01-2012-0001
  • Hajbaba, A., & Donnelly, R. (2013). Acquirers' Performance in Hot and Cold Merger Markets: Evidence of Mispricing. Review of Accounting and Finance, 12(3), 204-225. DOI:  10.1108/RAF-Apr-2012-0034 (Highly Commended Paper Award Winner)

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