Professor Hassan joins Boston University as an Associate Professor of Economics after teaching finance at the University of Chicago and earning his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2009. Professor Hassan’s research focuses on international finance, social factors in economic growth, and macro-finance. His work in international finance focuses on large and persistent differences in interest rates across countries and the effect of exchange rate manipulation on the allocation of capital across countries. Another set of papers studies the effect of social structure on economic growth and the effect of historical migration and ethnic diversity on foreign direct investment. Hassan’s work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance. His varied honors, scholarships, and fellowships include the Austrian Central Bank’s 2009 Klaus Liebscher Award, the 2013 Leo Melamed Prize for Outstanding Research in Finance, and the Kiel Institute’s 2013 Excellence Award in Global Economic affairs. With research experience at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and the University of Mannheim, the breadth of Hassan’s experience also includes visiting positions at Princeton, Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and London Business School. Hassan is a research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.
Tarek Alexander Hassan
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Political risk—and what firms do about it
We adapt simple tools from computational linguistics to construct a new measure of political risk faced by individual US firms: the share of their quarterly earnings conference calls that they devote to political risks.