Prof. Amir Rubin

Arison School of Business Ph.D. in Finance, The University of British Columbia

Finance

Areas of expertise

  • Five years as an economist with the Israeli Security Authority, regulating mutual funds and designing risk analysis tools, were good preparation for Prof. Amir Rubin’s switch to academic research and teaching. Prof. Rubin's research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and sustainability.

    The areas to which Amir contributed to most can be divided into four strands: (i) firms’ informational environment, (ii) sustainable finance, (iii) skills in financial markets, (4) agency conflicts.
    Often, his research combines insights from various disciplines, which has proven to meaningfully contribute new perspectives on topics in finance and other areas. For example, his work on managerial compensation involves the use of knowledge from financial economics to address a highly topical question in the field of economics—namely the relationship between growth and income inequality.

    Notable contributions are published in the following top-tier outlets: Journal of Business Ethics (JBE), Journal of Accounting and Economics (JAE), Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Journal of Political Economy (JPE), Management Science (MS), and Review of Finance (ROF).

  • Michaley, Roni; Amir Rubin; Dan Segal; and Alexander Vedrashko, 2022, "Do Differences in Analyst Quality Matter for Investors Relying on Consensus Information?", Management Science,  forthcoming. 


    Rubin, Eran and Amir Rubin, 2021,  "On the economic effects of the text completion interface: empirical analysis of financial markets", Electronic Markets, 31 (3), 717-735.


    Rubin, Amir and Eran Rubin, 2021, “Systematic-bias in the Progress of Research”, Journal of Political Economy 29 (9), 2666-2719.


    Rubin, Amir and Dan Segal, 2019, “Is the Market for Independent Directors Efficient?”, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 46 (3-4), 457-493.


    Rubin, Amir; Benjamin Segal; and Dan Segal, 2017, “Reaction to Unanticipated News Arrival and Analysts' Skills”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 52, 1491-1516.


    Michaely, Roni; Amir Rubin; and Alexander Vedrashko, 2016, “Are Friday Announcements Special? Overcoming Selection Bias”, Journal of Financial Economics 122, 65-85.


    Michaely, Roni; Amir Rubin; and Alexander Vedrashko, 2016, “Further evidence on strategic timing of earnings news: Joint analysis of weekdays and times of day”, Journal of Accounting and Economics 62, 24-45.


    Rubin, Amir and Dan Segal, 2015, “The Effects of Economic Growth on Income Inequality in the US”, Journal of Macroeconomics, 258-273.


    Michaely, Roni; Amir Rubin; and Alexander Vedrashko, 2014, “Corporate Governance and the Timing of Earnings Announcements”, Review of Finance 18, 2003-2044, lead article.


    Rubin, Eran and Amir Rubin, 2013, “The Impact of Business Intelligence Systems on Stock Return Volatility, Information & Management 50, 67-75, lead article.


    Amir Rubin and Daniel R. Smith, 2011, “Comparing Different Explanations of the Volatility Trend”, Journal of Banking and Finance 35, 1581-1597.


    Barnea, Amir and Amir Rubin, 2010, “Corporate Social Responsibility as a Conflict between Shareholders”, Journal of Business Ethics 97, 71–86.


    Rubin, Amir and Eran Rubin, 2010, “Informed Investors and the Internet”, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 37, 841-865.


    Kraus, Alan and Amir Rubin, 2010, “Reducing Managers’ Incentives to Cannibalize: Managerial Stock Options when Shareholders are Diversified”, Journal of Financial Intermediation 19, 439-460, lead article.


    Rubin, Amir and Daniel R. Smith, 2009, “Institutional Ownership, Volatility, and Dividends”, Journal of Banking and Finance 33, 627-639.


    Rubin, Amir, 2008, “Political Views and Corporate Decision Making: The Case of Corporate Social Responsibility”, The Financial Review 43, 337-360.


    Rubin, Amir, 2007, “Ownership Level, Ownership Concentration and Liquidity”, Journal of Financial Markets 10, 219-248, lead article.


    Rubin, Hillel; Amir Rubin; Christian Reuter, and Jürgen Köngeter, 2006, “Sustainable Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in a Semi-Arid Area”, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability  2 (3), 165-180.


    Rubin, Amir, 2006, “Diversification and Corporate Decisions”, Corporate Ownership and Control 3 (3), 209-212.


    Rubin, Amir, 2005, “A Rationale for the Market Maker Structure”, Journal of International Finance and Economics 2 (1), 84-97.


    Kraus, Alan and Amir Rubin, 2003, “The Effect of Short Sale Constraint Removal on Volatility in the Presence of Heterogeneous Beliefs”, International Review of Finance 4 (3), 171-188.