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S. Abraham Ravid

S. Abraham

Sy Syms Professor of Finance; Chair of the Finance Department


Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room #417

Sy Syms logo

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave

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

Editorial, Journal of Cultural Economics 2021
The Economics of Filmed Entertainment in the Digital Era | SpringerLink

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


NPR Marketplace, August 3 2020 


Hollywood Reporter, April 22, 2021  

Movie Directors Over 40 Battle Ageism: Study | Hollywood Reporter

NPR Marketplace Morning Report, August 13,2021 



On Credit cards and Insurance:

Wallethub.com 6/17/2020


Money Geek July 5, 2021 


Credit card Insider August 3, 2021 


Money Geek March 28,2022 


Money Geek November 29,2022 


Money Geek November 29,2022



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

Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2020 https://www.wsj.com/articles/mulling-joe-bidens-capital-gains-tax-hike-11597699244

Presidential Address, Midwest Finance Association, August 6 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5me5Yyhpnaw

Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2020 School’s Out, But It’s Not About the Children - WSJ

Star Ledger, NJ January 3rd, 2021 https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/01/israel-aced-its-vaccine-rollout-why-cant-we-letters.html 

 Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2021 https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-often-irrational-rationing-of-vaccines-11613413855?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1  

Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2021 The Course and Consequences of Inflation - WSJ 

Wall street Journal December 26, 2021 https://www.wsj.com/articles/noonan-movie-theaters-film-streaming-services-targeted-audiences-11640299002?mod=Searchresults_pos1&page=1 

Financial Times, February 5-6, 2022  https://blogs.yu.edu/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2022/02/Ravid_FinTimes_Feb5_2022.pdf 

Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2022 Learn From Israel How to Think About Water - WSJ

Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2022  Negative Externalities, ESG and Democracy - WSJ

New York Times, December 16,2022  Opinion | Why Moviegoers Are Now Staying Home - The New York Times (nytimes.com) 

Israel Media

Galei Zahal (Israeli Radio national network) On Joe Biden's Economic policy , November 8,2020
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Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room #417

Sy Syms logo

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave


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