Amir Rubin

Professor, Finance / Business and Society


Room: WMC 3313

Phone: 778.782.5834


Curriculum Vitae: View


Ph.D. (University of British Columbia); M.A. Econ. & Finance - Cum Laude; B.A., Econ.& Business - Cum Laude (Hebrew University)


Five years as an economist with the Israeli Security Authority, regulating mutual funds and designing risk analysis tools, were good preparation for Dr. Amir Rubinís switch to academic research and teaching. Amirís research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and market microstructure. He has also conducted research in asset pricing, in particular the determinants of stock return volatility. As well, he has ventured into researching the area of corporate social responsibility and its interaction with financial decision-making.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Finance, Market Microstructure, Social Responsibility.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Rubin, A., & Segal, D. (2019). Director's Skill and Financial Reporting Quality. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 46(3-4), 457-493.

Rubin, A., Segal, B., & Segal, D. (2017). The interpretation of unanticipated news arrival and analysts' skill. Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, 52(4), 1491-1518.

Michaely, R., Rubin, A., & Vedrashko, A. (2016). Are Friday announcements special? Overcoming selection bias. Journal of Financial Economics, 122(1), 65-85.

Michaely, R., Rubin, A., & Vedrashko, A. (2016). Further evidence on the strategic timing of earnings news: Joint analysis of weekdays and times of day. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 62(1), 24-45.

Rubin, A., & Segal, D. (2015). The effects of economic growth on income inequality in the US. Journal of Macroeconomics, 45, 258-273.

Michaely, R., Rubin, A., & Vedrashko, A. (2014). Corporate governance and the timing of earnings announcements. Review of Finance, 18(6), 2003-2044 (Lead Article).

Rubin, E., & Rubin, A. (2013). The impact of business intelligence systems on stock return volatility. Information and Management, 50(2-3), 67-75 (Lead Article).

Rubin, A., & Smith, D. R. (2011). Comparing different explanations of the volatility trend. Journal of Banking & Finance, 35(6), 1581-1597.

Barnea, A., & Rubin, A. (2010). Corporate social responsibility as a conflict between shareholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 97(1), 71-86.

Rubin, A., & Kraus, A. (2010). Reducing managers' incentives to cannibalize: Managerial stock options when shareholders are diversified. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 19(4), 439-460 (Lead Article).

Rubin, A., & Rubin, E. (2010). Informed investors and the internet. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 37(7-8), 841-865.

Rubin, A., & Smith, D. R. (2009). Institutional ownership, volatility and dividends. Journal of Banking & Finance, 33(4), 627-639.

Rubin, A. (2008). Political views and corporate decision making: The case of corporate social responsibility. Financial Review (Statesboro) [before 2015], 43(3), 337-360.

Rubin, A. (2007). Ownership level, ownership concentration, and liquidity. Journal of Financial Markets, 10(3), 219-248 (Lead Article).