Maryam Farboodi


Maryam Farboodi

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Maryam Farboodi is the Jon D. Gruber Career Development Assistant Professor and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Her research focuses on the economics of big data. She studies how big data technologies have changed trading strategies and financial outcomes, as well the consequences of the emergence of big data for technological growth in the real economy. She also works on developing methodologies to estimate the value of data. 

Furthermore, Farboodi studies intermediation and network formation among financial institutions, and the spillovers to the real economy. She is also interested in how information frictions shape the local and global economic cycles. Most recently, her research also focuses on understanding the covid-19 pandemic and associated policies.

Previously, Farboodi was an Assistant Professor at the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. She holds a BSc in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology, an MSc in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a joint PhD in financial economics from the Booth School of Business and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.


Farboodi wins 2019 Young Researcher Award

Farboodi wins award from Swiss Finance Institute


"Heterogeneous Global Booms and Busts."

Farboodi, Maryam, and Péter Kondor. American Economic Review. Forthcoming. NBER Preprint.

"The Emergence of Market Structure."

Farboodi, Maryam, Gregor Jarosch, and Robert Shimer. The Review of Economic Studies. Forthcoming.

"Where has all the Data Gone?"

Farboodi, Maryam, Adrien Matray, Laura Veldkamp, and Venky Venkateswaran. The Review of Financial Studies. Forthcoming. SSRN Preprint.

"Valuing Financial Data."

Farboodi, Maryam, Dhruv Singal, Laura Veldkamp, and Venky Venkateswaran, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6699-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, October 2022.

"Cleansing by Tight Credit: Rational Cycles and Endogenous Lending Standards."

Farboodi, Maryam and Péter Kondor, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6533-21. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, November 2021.

"A Model of the Data Economy."

Farboodi, Maryam and Laura Veldkamp, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5968-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, October 2021.

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