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Dr. Doron Nisani

Lecturer in Economics and Finance


Office: University of Haifa campus, Jacobs Building, room 615

Phone: 972-4-8240022

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Research Interests:

Financial-Economics, Microeconomics


2012-2016 – Ph.D. in Economics, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

2008-2012 – M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics and Management, Department of Agriculture Economics and Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2004-2008 – B.A. in Economics, Department of Management and Economics, Open University of Israel


Sagi Akron

מרצה בכיר

תחום מחקר עיקרי: מימון, ניהול פיננסי וממשל תאגידי

דואר אלקטרוני:

טלפון: 04-8288495

מיקום המשרד: בניין ג'ייקובס, חדר 614

שעות קבלה: בתיאום מראש








Sagi Akron is a faculty member in the Department of Business Administration, The Faculty of Management, at the University of Haifa. He joined the University of Haifa in the Fall of 2010 as a Lecturer of Finance (the Israeli parallel academic rank to Assistant Professor of Finance). 

Since 2018 Sagi holds a position of a Senior Lecturer of Finance (with Tenure).

Sagi holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from University of Haifa; M.Sc. in Economics from the Technion and University of Haifa; and Ph.D. in Finance from Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business, at Tel-Aviv University.

His research focuses on corporate finance and corporate governance - managerial compensation, corporate hedging, IPOs certification in Emerging Markets, anomalies in light of business cycles, real estate public momentum, the financial implications of corporate social responsibility, behavioral finance, and Financial Economics interaction with multiple management disciplines. 

Sagi has been teaching in academic institutions since the Fall of 1996. His teaching experience includes several academic institutions and programs such as, the undergraduate, MBA, and MHA programs in Recanati Management Faculty, at the Tel-Aviv University; the MBA and Executive MBA level at Bar-Ilan Graduate School of Business Administration; and the MBA and IMBA in the Graduate School of Management, at the University of Haifa. Likewise, he taught at the undergraduate program of University of Haifa, the Management College, the Tel-Aviv College, and the Western Galilee College. 

He is the academic head of the MBA program with specialization in Shipping and Sea Ports Management.

Main teaching experience

  • Principals of Corporate Finance
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Investments
  • Research Seminar in Finance

Personal Website

פרופיל חוקר בגוגל סקולר


  1. Akron, Sagi, Market Reactions to Dividend Announcements under Different Business Cycles, November-December 2011, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Vol. 47, Supplement 5, pp. 72-85.
  2. Akron, Sagi and Benninga Simon, Production and hedging implications of executive compensation schemes, 2013, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 19(1), pp. 119-139.
  3. Akron, Sagi, Market Reaction Implications of the SEO Package Composition at the TASE, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2013, Vol. 49, Supplement 1, pp. 77–93.
  4. Hareli Shlomo, David Shlomo, Akron Sagi, and Hess Ursula, 2013, The Effect of a Negotiator's Social Power on Negotiations as a Function of the Counterpart's Emotional Reactions in a Computer Mediated Negotiation, Europe's Journal of Psychology, Vol. 9(4), pp. 820-831.
  5. Portnov A., Boris and Akron, Sagi, 2014, Identification of Housing Market Trends and Factors Affecting Them: The Greater Haifa Metropolitan Area in Israel as a Case Study, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 177-203.
  6. Disegni M. Dafna, Huly Moshe#, and Akron, Sagi, 2015, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership and Financial Performance, Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 11 (1), pp. 131-148.
  7. Portnov, Boris A., Ingene, Charles, and Akron, Sagi, 2015, Long-Term Natural Cycle Momentum and Housing Price Changes in Israel, 1995-2013,Journal of Real Estate Research, Vol. 38(3), pp. 393-422.
  8. Akron, Sagi, 2016, Business Cycles and the Expectations of Short-Term Central Bank Rate in light of Construal Level Theory, in Eurasia Business Review, Vol. 6(2), pp. 171-187. DOI: 10.1007/s40821-016-0043-7 
  9. Parnes, Dror, and Akron, Sagi, 2016, Rating the credit rating agencies, Applied Economics, Vol. 48(50), pp. 4799-4812, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1164826.
  10. Akron, Sagi, Feinblit, Ofek, Hareli, Shlomo, and Tzafrir, Shay, 2016, Employment Arrangements Diversity and Work Group Performance, Team Performance Management, Vol. 22 (5/6), pp. 310-330. DOI 1108/TPM-11-2015-0053.
  11. Parnes, Dror,and Akron, Sagi, 2017, The Life Expectancy of Fallen Angels, Journal of Investing, Vol. 26(2), pp. 110-123., [American Institutional Investor Journals].
  12. Taussig, Roi D., and Akron, Sagi, Returns to Scale, Operating Leverage, and Expected Stock Returns, 2017, Eurasia Business Review, Vol. 7(1), pp. 144-155. DOI 10.1007/s40821-016-0053-5.
  13. Akron, Sagi and Samdani, Taufique, 2017, Investor Protection and Institutional Investors’ Incentive for Information Production, Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 30, pp. 1-15.
  14. Shoham, Aviv, Gavish, Yossi, and Akron, Sagi, 2017, Hoarding and Frugality Tendencies and their Impact on Consumer Behaviors, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Vol. 29(4), pp. 208-222.
  15. Akron, Sagi, and Roy Gelbard, 2017, Software Code Flexibility Profitability in Light of Technology Life Cycle, Forthcoming in Operational Research.
  16. Ofek, Shoshi#, Akron, Sagi, and Boris A. Portnov, 2018, Stimulating Green Construction by Influencing Decision-making of Main Players, Forthcoming in Sustainable Cities and Society. Available online from April 10, 2018. ^
  17. Shalom Levy, Itzhak Tabatchnik, and Akron, Sagi, 2018, The Impact of Using Innovative Knowledge from Distant Sources on Product Success among Firms Utilizing Innovation Business Strategies, Forthcoming in Eurasia Business Review.
  18. Portnov, Boris A., Trop, Tammy, Svechkina, Alina#, Ofek, Shoshi#, Sagi Akron, and Andrea Ghermandi, 2018, Factors affecting homebuyers' willingness to pay green building price premium: Evidence from a nationwide survey in Israel, Forthcoming in Building and Environment.^
  19. Ersan, Oguz, Akron, Sagi, and Demir, Ender, 2018, The effect of European and Global uncertainty on stock returns of travel & leisure companies, Forthcoming in Tourism Economics.

# Student
^ See below Grant Number 145-6-22

Papers under Review

  1. Akron, Sagi, The Optimal Derivative-based Corporate Hedging Strategy under Equity-linked Managerial Compensation, November 2018, Revise & Resubmit.
  2. Akron, Sagi and Samdani, Taufique, The IPO Appraisal Paradox in Light of a Non-Discretionary Allocation Regulatory Act, latest version April 2018, Under Review.
  3. Akron, Sagi, Bulmash, Samuel, Sah Nilesh, and Parnes Dror, Executive Compensation and Corporate Performance Implications of a Regulatory Change, latest version April 2018, Under Review.
  4. Akron, Sagi, and Taussig, Roi D., Real options and asymmetric volatility in light of growth opportunities, latest version March 2018, Under Review.
  5. Akron, Sagi, Barak, Ronen and Taussig, Roi D., Dividend announcements signaling role in financial reporting certification, latest version September 2018, Under Review.
  6. Gozgor, Giray, Tiwari, Aviral Kumar, Demir, Ender, and Akron, Sagi, The Relationship between Bitcoin Returns and Trade Policy Uncertainty, latest version December 2018, Under Review.

Best paper awards in international conferences and journal awards

  • MFA 2011 Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance – McGraw Hill 2011

"Production and hedging implications of executive compensation schemes"

  • EBES 2011 Conference – Zagreb Finalist of Best Paper Award 2011

"Market Reaction to Seasoned Equity Offerings in light of the Offering Package Composition"  

  • Highly Commended 2017 Literati Awards in Team Performance Management: An International Journal 2017, Grant Number 145-6-22, 182,850 NIS (about 47,000USD$)

"Stimulating Green Construction in Israel by Influencing Decision-making of Main Players", to Sagi Akron and Boris A. Portnov.

Research Grant

Grant Number 145-6-22 

Stimulating Green Construction in Israel by Influencing Decision-making of Main Players, to Sagi Akron and Boris A. Portnov.

182,850NIS (about 47,000USD$)

Funded by: Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (2015-2017) 

Visiting Positions

Visiting Officer of ResearchColumbia Business School, Columbia University
Period: 05/2015 - 08/2015

Visiting ScholarFinance Department, the College of Business, University of South Florida
Period: 12/2014 - 03/2015  

Visiting ScholarFinance Department, the College of Business, University of South Florida
Period: 04/2013 - 07/2013

פרופסור חבר
תחומי מחקר: מדעי התנהגות, פסיכולוגיה חברתית בארגונים 
דואר אלקטרוני:
טלפון: 04-8288497
מיקום המשרד: בניין ג'ייקובס, חדר 618
שעות קבלה: בתיאום מראש

About Me

I am a Social Psychologist who is interested in emotions. I am a faculty member of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Haifa where I serve as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Emotions, head of the Behavioral Science area in our school.

Research Interests

My main research interest is with social emotions. Among other things, in my work I explore the way social judgments give rise to social emotions, on one hand, and how such judgments often stem from social emotions, on the other hand. Most recently my research focuses on the social consequences of observing others' emotions. In particular, I am exploring personality inferences made by observers witnessing others' emotions and the impact of such emotions on social judgments. In each context the research focuses also on the processes involved. Hand in hand with my empirical work, I also have a strong theoretical focus on understanding, defining, and characterizing social emotions and social processes related to emotions including from a functional perspective.

Perseonal web site (with CV and publications)

פרופיל חוקר בגוגל סקולר

meshulam ilan

פרופ' (אמריטוס), ראש ביה"ס למנהל עסקים בין השנים 2003-2006 
תחומי מחקר: אסטרטגיה של משאבי אנוש, אסטרטגיה עסקית
דואר אלקטרוני:

Kim Weaver

Dr. Kimberlee Weaver Livnat


Phone: 3915

Room: 501, Jacobs Building


Dr. Kimberlee Weaver Livnat received her MA and PhD in psychology from Princeton University and her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan. Her research on persuasion, social influence, and the presentation of information has been published in leading journals in psychology and consumer behavior and is frequently featured in the business and popular press in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes magazine, Time magazine, Boston Globe, Scientific American Mind, and NPR.

Google Scholar researcher profile

Selected publications

Weaver, K. & Hamby, A. (forthcoming, 2019) The Sounds of Silence: Inferences about the absence of word of mouth. Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Garcia, S.M., Weaver, K., and Chen, P (forthcoming, 2018). The status signals paradox. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Weaver, K., Hock, S., and Garcia, S.M. (2016). “Top 10” reasons: When adding persuasive arguments reduces persuasion. Marketing Letters, 27, 27-38.

Weaver, K., Daniloski, K., Cottone, K., and Schwarz, N. (2015). The role of social comparison for maximizers and satisficers: Wanting the best or wanting to be the best? Journal of Consumer Psychology, 25, 372-388. 

Weaver, K., Garcia, S. M., and Schwarz, N. (2012). The presenter’s paradox. Journal of Consumer Research, 39, 445-460. 3 citations.

Garcia, S. M., Weaver, K., #Spence, B., and Darley, J. M. (2009). Dual effects of

implicit bystanders: Inhibiting versus facilitating helping behavior. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 19, 215-224.

Weaver, K., Garcia, S. M., Schwarz, N., and Miller, D. T. (2007). Inferring the popularity of an opinion from its familiarity: A repetitive voice can sound like a chorus. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 821-833.