Selected Publications

  • Popescu, M., Xu, Z. (2014). Does Reputation Contribute to Institutional Herding? Journal of Financial Research, 37(3), 295-321.
  • Kumar, R., Popescu, M. (2014) The Implied Intra-Day Probability of Informed Trading. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 42(2), 357-371.
  • Popescu, M., Xu, Z. (2011). Co-Managers, Information and the Secondary Market Liquidity of Initial Public Offerings. Financial Management, 40(1), 199-218.

Selected Presentations

  • Popescu, Marius, Xu, Zhaojin, Leading and Lagging Effects in Mutual Fund Herding, accepted for presentation at the Financial Management Association’s Annual Meeting, Nashville, October 2014
  • Popescu, Marius, Xu, Zhaojin, Does Reputation Contribute to Institutional Herding, accepted for presentation at the Financial Management Association’s Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2013
  • Popescu, Marius, Xu, Zhaojin, Underwriting Syndicates, Information and the Secondary Market Liquidity of Initial Public Offerings, presented at the Financial Management Association’s Annual Meeting, Orlando, October 2007
  • Kumar, Raman, Popescu, Marius, The Probability of Informed Trading, presented at the Financial Management Association’s Annual Meeting – Doctoral Consortium and Special Sessions, Salt Lake City, October 2006

Education

  • PhD, Finance, Virginia Tech
  • MBA, Finance, Texas Christian University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Popescu’s research interests include institutional investors, mutual funds, asymmetric information, and initial public offerings. His current research examines institutional investors’ trading behavior, particularly mutual funds’ propensity to herd, the motivation behind it, and its impact on fund performance. His teaching interests include investments, international financial management, and corporate finance.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Popescu was an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Accounting and Finance Department at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Services to the Profession

Professor Popescu is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Finance Association (AFA), the Financial Management Association (FMA), the Eastern Finance Association (EFA), the Southern Finance Association (SFA), and the Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA). He has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Futures MarketsJournal of Multinational Financial Management, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

Awards & Recognition

  • Nominated, Joan Moon Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UMass Boston, 2012
  • Nominated, Joan Moon Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UMass Boston, 2011
  • Nominated, Pamplin College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Award, Virginia Tech, 2007