Itzhak (Zahi)  Ben-David

Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David

Professor of Finance
Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate
Academic Director of the OSU Center for Real Estate

Center for Real Estate

Finance

Background

Professor Itzhak ("Zahi") Ben-David is the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He serves as the Director of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate. He teaches real estate finance classes to undergraduate and MBA students.

Dr. Ben-David has published in top finance and economics journals, such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. His area of specialization is the real estate market, the financial markets, and behavioral finance. In his real estate he explores the drivers for the housing bubble and the aftermath of the financial crisis. His research on the financial markets focuses on the behavior and effects institutions in the equity market. In behavioral finance, Dr. Ben-David wrote about behavioral biases of managers, investors, and households.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance

Finance

Real Estate

Education

  • PhD, Finance, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • MS in Finance, London Business School
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University
  • BA in Accounting, Tel-Aviv University

Publications

Publications in Refereed Journals

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Working Papers

Working Papers

The Financial Crisis

 

Limits-to-Arbitrage

Courses

  • BUSFIN 4410 - Real Estate Finance

    Basics of the mortgage markets and related finance investments and models of real estate valuation. Prereq: 3400 (670), or in Finance-BS plan. Not open to students with credit for 772.

  • BUSFIN 7226 - Behavioral Finance

    Theories of behavioral finance, such as Prospect Theory, and their implications for investor behavior and markets. Prereq or concur: MBA 6221 (810) or 6222 (BusFin 811).

  • BUSFIN 7241 - Real Estate Finance

    Advanced topics in real estate valuations with applications to mortgage-related instruments and REITs. Prereq or concur: MBA 6221 (810), 6222, BusFin 6211, 6212, or 6220. Not open to students with credit for 872.