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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Robert Jalali MBA, MFin, ABD

Robert Jalali, MBA, MFin, ABD

Principal Supervisor: Prof Colin Lizieri

College: Queens'

Subject Area: Real Estate & Urban Analysis Research

Title of Thesis: Essays on mortgage designs and their derivatives

Expected Graduate Term: ET 2016


  • Visiting Scholar, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley 2014-
  • Visiting Scholar, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 2012-2013
  • PhD candidate (University of Cambridge)
  • Master of Finance (Judge Business School, Cambridge)
  • MBA (George Washington University)
  • BS Aeronautics (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)


Research Interests

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Housing Economics
  • Mortgage Modeling
  • MBS
  • Derivatives
  • VIX


PhD Project

Rational Mortgage Pricing and Efficient MBS Portfolios


PhD Supervisor

Professor Colin Lizieri



  • Judge Business School TA: Corporate Finance; Options, Futures & Derivatives; Fundamentals of Credit; Investment Strategy; Corporate Governance.
  • Land Economy TA: Real Estate Finance
  • The Wharton School (U Penn): Executive Education Lecturer: Real Estate in Pension Fund Portfolios


Key Publications

  • Jalali, R & Lizieri, C 2014, ‘Real Estate: Risk, Return and Diversification’, in S. Satchell (ed.), Quantitative Approaches to High Net Worth Investment, Risk Books, London, pp. 171-200
  • Jalali, R & Joh, Y 2014, Standard Trade English, Parkyoung Publishing & Company, Seoul



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