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San Diego State University

Fowler College of
Business Administration

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Babak Lotfaliei, Ph.D.

Babak Lotfaliei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



Office: SSE-3304

Phone: (619) 594-4790



  • PhD, Finance, McGill University, Canada, 2014
  • Masters, Management Science, Queen's University, Canada, 2008
  • MBA, General, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2006
  • BSc, Industrial Enginnering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2003

Teaching Interests

  • FIN 423 (Case-based Financial Analysis and Management)
  • BA 629 (Graduate Financial Management)


  • 2014 Paul VanArsdell Award in Corporate Finance, Midwest Finance Association (for the paper "The value in waiting to issue debt")
  • 2013 Excellence in teaching award, McGill University, DDSS
  • 2016 Best Paper Award at 11th Annual California Corporate Finance Conference


  • Faculty Adviser to SDSU's CFA challenge team (2015-16, Regional winner)
  • Organizer, Finance department research seminars
  • Member, Finance Department research committee