Dr. Samim Ghamami

Affiliated Academic


New York City
Tel: +1 212 345 3000
Fax: +1 212 345 4650

Email: samim.ghamami.affiliate@nera.com


PhD in finance and operations research, University of Southern California
MS in operations research, University of Tehran
BS in operations research and industrial engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology


Dr. Samim Ghamam is a Senior Advisor at SOFR Academy, a Senior Researcher and an Adjunct Professor of finance at New York University, and a Senior Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Center for Risk Management Research and the Department of Economics. Dr. Ghamami also serves on the advisory board of the Mathematics in Finance Program at the NYU Courant Institute.

Dr. Ghamami’s work broadly focuses on financial economics, quantitative finance, and the interplay of finance and macroeconomics. His work on banking, asset management, risk management, economic policy, financial stability, financial regulation, and central clearing has been presented and discussed at central banks. He has been an advisor to the Bank for International Settlements and worked as an expert with the Financial Stability Board on post-financial crisis reforms in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Ghamami also served on the National Science Foundation panel on Financial Mathematics in 2017 and 2018.

Formerly, Dr. Ghamami was a Senior Economist, Senior Strategist, and Senior Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and the Senior Economist and Managing Director at the Financial Services Forum. He was also an Associate Director and a Senior Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Research, and an Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

He was also an Adjunct Associate Professor of economics at Columbia University. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley, a Senior Quantitative Researcher at MSCI, an Investment Strategist at Barclays, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, and a post-doctoral researcher at CREATE Homeland Security Center.

He received his PhD in finance and operations research from USC in 2009. His publications have appeared in journals including Management Science, Journal of Applied Probability, Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Credit Risk, Journal of Derivatives, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Risk, and International Journal of Financial Engineering.


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