Hamed Ghodussi

Dr. Ghoddusi is an applied theorist and structural modeler with research interests in energy/commodity markets, real estate, platforms, and risk/uncertainty. He has published 25 peer-review journal articles (the majority in the A+ journals of the ABDC ranking) and is working on multiple under review and working papers.

Dr. Ghoddusi has received his PhD from Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF). He also holds two graduate degrees in Quantitative Economics (Institute for Advanced Studies) and Management Science/MBA (Sharif University of Technology) and as well as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Sharif University of Technology). He has also been a visiting PhD student at UT Austin Prior to joining Cal Poly, he worked as an assistant professor of finance at Stevens Institute of Technology (2013-2020), a postdoctoral associate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

He has more than 10 years of teaching experience. He teaches Security Analysis and Investment Management (BUS431) and Fixed Income Markets and Securities (BUS439) at Cal Poly and has previously taught courses on topics such as Corporate Finance (undergraduate), Econometrics (masters), Financial Econometrics (masters), Microeconomic Theory (PhD), and Quantitative-Finance Senior Thesis (undergraduate).



  • Ph.D. in Finance, 2007-2011, Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF)
  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, 2009-2010, UT Austin, School of Business
  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Fall 2010, UC Berkeley, ARE
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics, 2005-2007, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)
  • M.B.A./Management Science, 2000- 2003, Sharif University of Technology
  • B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering, 1995- 2000, Sharif University of Technology



  • Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2013-2020
  • Postdoctoral Associate, 2011-2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), 2004-2005


Contact Info:

  • Office: 03-415
  • Phone: (805) 756-1472
  • Email: hghoddus@calpoly.edu