Maryam Farboodi


Maryam Farboodi


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

Her research interests are in the areas of financial frictions, corporate finance, macroeconomics, and mechanism design.

Previously, Farboodi was an Assistant Professor at the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. Before that, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.

Farboodi holds a BSc in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology, an MSc in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, an Msc in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a joint PhD in financial economics from the Booth School of Business and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.

Current Research Focus:

Maryam FarboodiJon D. Gruber Career Development Professor: Farboodi's research focuses on the effects of the rise of big data on financial institutions, real economy, and their interaction. She also studies intermediation within the financial sector, and the spillovers to the real economy. She is interested in how information frictions shape the local and global economics cycles, as well as network formation among financial institutions. Most recently, she is also working on understanding the covid-19 pandemic and associated policies.



Farboodi wins 2019 Young Researcher Award


"Long Run Growth of Financial Data Technology."

Farboodi, Maryam and Laura Veldkamp. American Economic Review Vol. 110, No. 8 (2020): 2485-2523.

"Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic."

Farboodi, Maryam, Gregor Jarosch, and Robert Shimer, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6091-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, April 2020.

"Rational Sentiments and Economic Cycles."

Farboodi, Maryam, and Péter Kondor, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5969-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, February 2020.

"A Growth Model of the Data Economy."

Farboodi, Maryam and Laura Veldkamp, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5968-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, October 2020.

"Big Data and Firm Dynamics."

Farboodi, Maryam, Roxana Mihet, Thomas Philippon, and Laura Veldkamp. AER Papers and Proceedings Vol. 109, (2019): 38-42.

"The Hidden Costs of Strategic Opacity."

Babus, Ana, and Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5970-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2020.

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