Shahram Amini, PhD

Daniels 579
Assistant Professor
Reiman School of Finance
Shahram Amini

Biography at a Glance

Shahram Amini, PhD, is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. His areas of research include corporate investment efficiency, behavioral finance, corporate misconduct, capital structure, payout policies, mergers and acquisitions, IPO markets, and machine learning. Shahram has taught several courses including Financial Modeling, Investments, Financial Concepts and Skills, and International Finance, for which he has received Teaching Excellence awards. See the links below for his current CV, SSRN and Google Scholar pages.

CV, SSRN, Google Scholar

  • PhD in Finance, Virginia Tech
  • PhD in Economics, Virginia Tech
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Academic Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Denver

Working papers


Awards and Honors

  • Course Release and Summer Research Grant (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Pamplin College of Business Teaching Excellence Award
  • The Meir I. Schneller Teaching Excellence Award
  • Pamplin College of Business Doctoral Summer Grant
  • American Finance Association Travel Grant


  • Traveling
  • Skiing
  • Cultural Events
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Music Festivals
  • Playing and Watching Sports
  • Cooking