About


Salman Arif is an assistant professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He was previously a visiting assistant professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an assistant professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He received a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University and a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His areas of expertise include capital markets, the timing of disclosure, accruals, corporate investment, options and investor behavior.

He began his research career working on the multispectral image processing system aboard the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers launched by NASA/JPL in 2003. Upon the successful launch of the Mars rovers he joined the investment bank at JP Morgan, where he traded exotic equity and credit derivatives and managed a $1bn+ options portfolio.

He has received multiple awards for his scholarly work and is the recipient of the Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics and Review of Financial Studies and has been covered by CNN, Financial Times and Barron's. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, culinary art and amateur juggling.

His CV is available here.