Vahid Saadi

Vahid Saadi’s main research interests are in the intersection of banking and the real economy. He studies the role of banking regulation and banking supervision for productivity and growth. His other research areas include real estate and behavioral finance. His research has been published at the Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Monetary Economics, and has been presented at several international conferences, universities, and central banks. Vahid teaches courses in corporate finance, advanced finance, and financial management. He also taught theory of corporate finance at Goethe University Frankfurt and Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg before joining IE.

Vahid received his Ph.D. degree in 2017 from Goethe University. During the last two years of his Ph.D. studies, he worked at Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) as a research assistant and the scientific assistant to the president of the institute. He also visited the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a research scholar in the summer of 2016. Vahid received an MBA degree from Sharif University of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tehran. He also has professional experience as financial analyst and consultant.


• Assistant Professor of Finance, IE University, 2017


• Ph.D. in Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt, 2017

• MBA Finance, Sharif University of Technology, 2011

• B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2008


• Gropp, R., Ongena, S., Rocholl, J., Saadi, V. (2022). “The Cleansing Effect of Banking Crises”. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 60 (3): 997 – 1460

• Saadi, V. (2020). “Role of the Community Reinvestment Act in Mortgage Supply and the U.S. Housing Boom”. The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 33 (11): 5288 – 5332

• Gropp, R., Guettler, A., Saadi, V. (2020). “Public Bank Guarantees and Allocative Efficiency”. Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 116: 53 – 69

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