Mehdi Beyhaghi, PhD
Financial Economist, Banking Expert

Mehdi Beyhaghi


Welcome to my personal website. My name is Mehdi Beyhaghi (read Bay-Hagi). My areas of expertise are financial institutions and regulation, International Banking, and Financial Economics.


Contact Information

beyhaghi at gmail


Recent News

June 25, 2018: I am joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as a Financial Economist.

May 22, 2018: Had a great time at the Society of Financial Studies Finance Cavalcade Conference at Yale School of Management. I am honored to receive the Rising Scholar Award for my recent paper with Sina Ehsani on secondary loan market, published at RAPS.

April 6, 2018: It was a pleasure and a learning opportuity to discuss "Concentration of Control Rights in Leveraged Loan Syndicates" by Mitchel Berlin, Greg Nini, and Edison Yu at Chicago Financial Instituion Conference 2018.


Selected Working Papers:

1. Lender Laws and Internatoinal Lending, with Rui Dai, Anthony Saunders, and John Wald.

2. Institutional Investors and Loan Dynamics: Evidence from Loan Renegotiations
, with Ca Nguyen and John Wald.
Internet Appendix.
. Technology Disclosure and Capital Market Uncertainty: The Role of Patents, with Ali Mohammadi, and Pooyan Khashabi (under revision).

4. How Do Loan Sales Affect Borrowers?
  (under revision).

Selected Publications:

1. The Cross-Section of Expected Returns in the Secondary Corporate Loan Market, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Volume 7, December 2017, Pages 243-277, with Sina Ehsani.
Internet Appendix.

2. Do Tighter Loan Covenants Signal Improved Future Corporate Results? The Case of Performance Pricing Covenants, Financial Management, Volume 46, September 2017, Pages 593-625, with Kamphol Panyagometh, Gordon S. Roberts and Aron A. Gottesman.

. Why and How Do Banks Lay off Credit Risk? The Choice between Retention, Loan Sales and Credit Default Swaps,  Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 42, February 2017, Pages 335-355, with Nadia Massoud and Anthony Saunders.

. Effects of Customer Financial Distress on Supplier Capital Structure, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 42, February 2017, Pages 131-149, with Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam and Mauro Oliveira.

Funding advantage and market discipline in the Canadian banking sector, Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 48, November 2014, Pages 396-410, with Chris D’Souza and Gordon S. Roberts


Disclaimer: The views expressed here are mine and not necessariy the views of the Federal Reserve System.