Sharifkhani is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. His major research focus in finance explores the connections between labor markets and financial markets. His recent research has highlighted the importance of a firm's access to foreign labor markets through immigration and offshore outsourcing as a determinant of asset price dynamics.

Ali has taught courses in Financial Management and Capital Market Theory and is the recipient of the 2017 Rotman School of Management teaching excellence award. His industry experience includes working in various research positions at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, Neuberger Berman and Freddie Mac.

Sharifkhani received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, a Master of Science in Finance from the George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Toronto.


  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MSc Finance, George Washington University
  • MSc Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta
  • BSc Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran

Selected Publications

  • Sharifkhani, A. & Simutin, M. (June 1, 2020). Feedback loops in industry trade networks and the term structure of momentum profits. Journal of Financial Economics.

Awards and Recognition

  • D'Amore McKim School of Business Teaching Innovation Award, 2021Canadian Securities Institute
  • Research Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship, 2018
  • Rotman School of Management Teaching Excellence Award, 2018
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, 2017
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC-CGS), 2014-2017
  • Ranked First in Class of 2012, M.Sc. Finance Program, George Washington University, 2012