Arash Dayani is a PhD Candidate in Finance at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. His research mainly focuses on empirical corporate finance and asset management. In his dissertation, Arash investigates the effect of non-practicing entities (patent trolls) on the market for acquisition of small firms by exploiting the adoption of state-level anti-patent troll laws in 35 states.
As a sole instructor, he has taught Finance courses at the undergraduate level at the Lundquist College of Business and has received Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award.
Prior to joining the University of Oregon in 2015, he received a M.S. in Financial Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran.
Dayani will attend the upcoming FMA (New Orleans, 2019) and AFA (San diego, 2020) and will be available for interviews.