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: Farboodi's research focuses on intermediation within the financial sector and the spillovers to the real economy. She studies network formation among financial institutions, as well as how information frictions shape the local and global economics cycles. She also studies the effects of the rise of big data on financial institutions, real economy, and their interaction.


Farboodi wins 2019 Young Researcher Award


"Big Data and Firm Dynamics."

Farboodi, Maryam, Roxana Mihet, Thomas Philippon, and Laura Veldkamp. AER Papers and Proceedings. Forthcoming.

"Long Run Growth of Financial Data Technology."

Farboodi, Maryam, and Laura Veldkamp. American Economic Review. Forthcoming.

"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.

"Big Data in Finance and Growth of Large Firms."

Begenau, Juliane, Maryam Farboodi, Laura Veldkamp. Journal of Monetary Economics Vol. 97, (2018): 71-87.

"Comments on Network Reactions to Banking Regulation."

Farboodi, Maryam. Journal of Monetary Economics Vol. 89, (2017): 68-70.

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