Mehdi Beyhaghi, PhD
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, corporate finance, and financial economics.

I am a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond working on bank regulation and supervision. I am based in Charlotte, NC.


Contact Information

beyhaghi at gmail


Selected Working Papers avaiable on my SSRN page.

Selected Publications:

1. Institutioanl Investors and Loan Dynamics. Evidence from Loan Renegotiations, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming 2019, with Can Nguyen and John Wald.

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.

. 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 on this website and in my articles are mine. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond or the Federal Reserve System.