Faculty Directory
S. Abraham Ravid

S. Abraham

Sy Syms Professor of Finance; Chair of the Finance Department

PhD, Cornell University,

Prof. Ravid is the author of 51 refereed papers in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Bell Journal, Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Marketing, Management Science and Review of Financial Studies ( lead article in 2008) as well as book chapters and other articles. His current research interests include corporate finance, contracting and the media and entertainment industries. Research awards include the best published paper in the Journal of Cultural Economics, the Mallen prize, FMA best paper in corporate finance, Rutgers senior research award, and EFA award. Previous teaching positions include University of Chicago, Wharton, Cornell, Yale, NYU, Columbia, UCLA, Rutgers and Haifa University Israel. He regularly referees for top journals in Finance, Marketing, Economics and Management and presented his work in most major refereed conferences and many top universities. He has been a member of doctoral committees at Yale, NYU, Rutgers and in Europe and consulted to industry and government. Press coverage of his research includes the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, Fox News, USA Today, NPR and others, as well as media in Israel, France, Finland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, UK, Russia, Switzerland. Prior to receiving his PhD from Cornell University he had worked as a professional journalist.


Management Science, 2020

Journal of Corporate Finance, 2020

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2020

Papers and Citations:


SSRN (working papers):


Recent Press on the media and entertainment business:

SiriusXm February 21 2019


NPR Marketplace, April 12, 2019


NPR Marketplace, June 7, 2019


NPR Marketplace, July 23, 2019


Hollywood Reporter, 1/31/2020


On Credit cards:

Wallethub.com 6/17/2020


On Bankruptcies:

NPR Marketplace, June 19,2020


Appearances in the NY Times:


Recent Opinion letters in major media:

Financial Times, March 20, 2019. https://www.ft.com/content/ca113758-49ab-11e9-bbc9-6917dce3dc62

Wall Street Journal , March 19, 2020 https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-easy-answers-to-coronavirus-disruptions-11584568664?mod=opinion_major_pos18

Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2020 https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-05/lockdowns-arent-working-laying-off-healthcare-workers




Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room #417

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave


To request an interview, please contact Media Relations at 212-960-5400 x5488 or publicaffairs@yu.edu

Fall 2017
Financial Management
FIN 7751


Fixed Income Securities
FIN 3720


Spring 2017
Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN 2409


Fixed Income Securities
FIN 3720