Arash Dayani is a PhD candidate in finance at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. Prior to joining the University of Oregon in 2015, he received a MS in financial engineering and a BS in industrial dngineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran.
His research mainly focuses on empirical corporate finance and asset management. In his dissertation, Dayani investigates the effect of non-practicing entities (patent trolls) on exit outcomes of small firms by exploiting the adoption of state-level anti-patent troll laws in 35 states. As an instructor, he has taught finance courses at the undergraduate level at the Lundquist College of Business and has received the Robin and Roger Best Teaching Award.
Dayani will attend the 2019 Financial Management Association annual meeting in New Orleans and the 2020 American Finance Association annual meeting in San Diego and will be available for interviews. For more information, please visit his personal website.