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Robert Parham

Assistant Professor of Commerce

Robert Parham
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Ph.D., Finance, University of Rochester
M.B.A., Finance, Tel Aviv University
M.Sc., Computer Science, Technion
B.A., Computer Science, Technion
Areas of Expertise: 
Entrepreneurship and R&D
Investor attention and sentiment
Computational finance
Professional Activities: 

Professor Parham conducts research on the growth of high-R&D firms. Most recently, he documented how the transfer of firm-specific knowledge to new employees creates a constraint on the pace of firm growth. A second field of interest to him is the investment decisions of individuals. He conducts empirical research on how media attention affects individual investment decisions and how these attention-fueled decisions affect financial markets.

Before joining the McIntire faculty, Professor Parham was head of the cybersecurity academy at the Israeli intelligence corps, and a cybersecurity product manager at Microsoft. He also helped found MUV Interactive, an Israeli Internet-of-Things start-up, and is a consultant to several other start-ups.

Selected Publications:

"WSJ Category Kings–The Impact of Media Attention on Consumer and Mutual Fund Investment Decisions," Journal of Financial Economics, 2017 (with R. Kaniel).

"Fitting the Errors-in-Variables Model Using High-Order Cumulants and Moments," Stata Journal, 2017 (with T. Erickson and T. M. Whited).