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Mohammad Najand

  • Mohammad Najand
  • Professor
  • Economic Forecasting Project
  • 2125 Constant Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3509
  • mnajand@odu.edu
  • Dr. Mohammad Najand joined the department of Finance in 1987. He teaches the junior/senior course in investments and Ph.D. seminars in Finance. His research investigates volatility of spot and futures markets, how the macroeconomic factors affect financial markets, and the linkages among international capital markets. He has numerous publications in finance area journals. Professor Najand received his Ph.D. in Finance and M.A. in Economics from Syracuse University in 1988 and 1981, respectively. He is a member of Old Dominion University’s Forecasting Team that provides forecasting economic activities for Hampton Roads area.
  • Education

    Syracuse University, 1988
    Major: Finance
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Syracuse University, 1981
    Major: Economics
    Degree: M.A.
    College of Economics Tehran University, 1979
    Major: Economics
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Forecasting Financial Markets Volatility, Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Expertise

    Financial Markets and Investments
  • 2012: Alan Rufus Tonelson Distinguished Faculty Award , OLd Dominion University
  • 2012: CBPA Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award , CBPA
  • 2010: CBPA Outstanding Ph.D. Mentoring Award, CBPA
  • 2010: Most Inspiring Faculty, College of Business and Public Administration
  • 2007: Most Inspiring Faculty, College of Business and Pulic Administration
  • 2006: Faculty Service Award, College of Busienss and Public Administration
  • 2000: Outstanding Faculty Research Award, College of Business and Public Adminsitration
  • 1997: Distingushied Faculty Award, Center for Global Business and Executive Education
  • 1991: Outstanding Research Faculty, College of Business and Public Administration
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2011 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zhu, H.; Shen, Y.; Najand, M. S.; Xu, L. D.; Ren, Z.
    Forecasting Economic Activity in Hampton Roads
    Date: January, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Yochum, G. R.; Najand, M. S.; Agarwal, V.