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Yusif Simaan

Business faculty - Yusif Simaan

Associate Professor
Finance and Business Economics
Joined Fordham: 1990

General Information:
140 W. 62nd Street, Room 309,
New York, NY 10023



Yusif Simaan is a professor of finance and business economics at the Gabelli School of Business, as well as the director of the graduate division's MS program in investor relations.

Professor Simaan holds a PhD from Baruch College of the City University of New York; an MS from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology; and a BA from Haifa University in Israel. He has offered consulting expertise to the Electronic Traders Association and Automated Trading Desk and has won best-paper honors from Open Economies Review.


  • PhD: CUNY (Baruch)
  • Master's: MS, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Bachelor's: BA, Haifa University (Israel)

Research Interests

  • Market microstructure
  • Portfolio theory
  • Capital asset pricing
  • Estimation risk in investment decisions
  • International finance


  • “Market Maker Quotation Behavior and Pretrade Transparency,”
    with Daniel G. Weaver, and David K. Whitcomb, The Journal of Finance, Volume 58 N. 3 pp 1247 -1267, June 2003
  • “A Rational Explanation for Home International Money and Finance,”
    (with Iftekhar Hasan), The Journal of International Money and Finance. Vol 19, N. 3 , pp. 331-361. June 2000