Samim Ghamami is currently a Senior Financial Economist at Goldman Sachs, an Adjunct Professor of Finance at New York University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Samim received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance and Operations Research from the University of Southern California in 2009, where his principal advisor was Sheldon Ross.
Samim has been an Associate Director (Acting) and a Senior Research Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Research, an Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an Advisor to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. His work on banking and central clearing has been presented and discussed at central banks and supervisory agencies. He has worked as an expert with the Financial Stability Board on the review of OTC derivatives market reforms in 2016 and 2017. Samim has also served on the National Science Foundation panel on Financial Mathematics in 2017 and 2018.
Samim has been a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley, a Senior Quantitative Researcher at MSCI, a Quantitative Researcher at Barclays Capital in New York, an Adjunct Professor at USC, and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at CREATE Homeland Security Center. His publications have appeared in different journals including Management Science, Journal of Applied Probability, Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Credit Risk, Journal of Derivatives, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Risk, and International Journal of Financial Engineering.