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Amir Kermani is an Associate Professor at Berkeley Haas. He received a PhD in economics from MIT in 2013. He is also a faculty research fellow at the NBER. His current research interests include monetary policy, household finance, financial intermediation, and political economy.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Monetary Policy
- Macroeconomy and Housing
- Household Finance
- Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani, and Christopher Palmer. How Quantitative Easing Works: Evidence on the Refinancing Channel. Review of Economic Studies.
- Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani and Kaveh Majlesi. Stock Market Returns and Consumption. Journal of Finance.
- M. Di Maggio, A. Kermani, B. J. Keys, T. Piskorski, R. Ramcharan, A. Seru and V. Yao. Interest Rate Pass-Through: Mortgage Rates, Household Consumption and Voluntary Deleveraging. American Economic Review.
- Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani and Zhaogang Sang. The Value of Trading Relations in Turbulent Times. Journal of Financial Economics.
- Marco Di Maggio and Amir Kermani. Credit Induced Boom and Bust. Review of Financial Studies,.
- Adam Ashcraft, Kunal Gooriah and Amir Kermani. Does Skin-in-the-Game Affect Security Performance? Evidence from the Conduit CMBS Market. Journal of Financial Economics.
- Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Amir Kermani, James Kwak and Todd Mitton. The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times: Evidence from the United States. Journal of Financial Economics.
At Haas since 2013
2019 – present, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2013 – 2019, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
RFS Rising Scholar Award
MIT Department of Economics Fellowship
HAND Foundation Scholarship
Gold Medal of 33rd International Physics Olympiad
NBER Household Finance Grant Award
Master Card Center for Inclusive Growth
- Foreclosures Are Fueling America’s Racial Wealth Gap, Mother Jones, 12/06/2021
- Analysis: Rising economic risks, but Fed likely won’t tweak bond-buying for now, Reuters, 12/04/2020
- Helping consumers in a crisis, MIT News, 06/25/2020
- Lower-income households spend more when the stock market is rising, Market Watch, 01/29/2018
- Are Stockbrokers Leaking Confidential Info To Their Favorite Clients?, Forbes, 07/06/2017
- Quantitative Easing Did Not Ease The Housing Crisis For The Neediest Households, Forbes, 10/31/2016
- MFE 230 H, Financial Institutions and Risk Management