- Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance
Armen Hovakimian is a professor of finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. Dr. Hovakimian’s research involves analyses of various aspects of corporate finance and financial institutions, including corporate capital structure, credit ratings, seasoned and initial debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financial analyst forecasts, deposit insurance, and commercial banks’ risk-taking behavior. He has presented at a number of international conferences and has been published in top academic and practitioner finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Business, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Financial Analysts Journal. He has received an Institute for New Economic Thinking Research Grant, an FDIC Center for Financial Research Award, and a Eugene M. Lang Fellowship. Dr. Hovakimian has also worked with the UBS Investment Bank in New York City as a visiting scholar. He also holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from American University of Armenia, and a PhD in finance from Boston College.
U.S. analyst regulation and the earnings forecast bias around the world. A. Hovakimian, E. Saenyasiri, European Financial Management, forthcoming.
Are corporate default probabilities consistent with the static tradeoff theory? A. Hovakimian, A. Kayhan, S. Titman, Review of Financial Studies, 2012, volume 25, No. 2, 315-340.
Is the partial adjustment model a useful tool for capital structure research? A. Hovakimian and G. Li, Review of Finance, 2012, volume 16, No. 3, 733-754.
In search of conclusive evidence: How to test for adjustment to target capital structure. A. Hovakimian and G. Li. Journal of Corporate Finance, volume 17, No. 1, 2011.
Merger-motivated IPOs. A. Hovakimian and I. Hutton. Financial Management, volume 39, No. 4, 2010.
Conflicts of interest and analyst behavior: Evidence from recent changes in regulation, A. Hovakimian and E. Saenyasiri. Financial Analysts Journal, volume 66, No. 4, 2010.
Corporate financing activities and contrarian investment, T. Bali, O. Demirtas, and A. Hovakimian. Review of Finance, volume 14, No. 3, 2010.
Market feedback and equity issuance: Evidence from repeat equity issues. A. Hovakimian and I. Hutton. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, volume 45, No. 3, June 2010.
Volatility spreads and expected stock returns. T. Bali and A. Hovakimian. Management Science, volume 55, 1797-1812, November 2009.
Cash flow sensitivity of investment. A. Hovakimian and G. Hovakimian. European Financial Management, volume 15, No. 1, 2009
Institute for New Economic Thinking research grant, 2010.
PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2010.
PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2009.
PSC-CUNY Research Award, 2008.
FDIC Center for Financial Research Funding Recipient, 2004.
Eugene Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, Baruch College, 1999.
Bert and Sandra Wasserman Scholar, Baruch College, 2002-present.