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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Sabuhi Sardarli

Assistant Professorsardarli
Department of Finance
Office:3004 Business Building
Mailing Address:2097 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Sabuhi Sardarli studies issues in empirical corporate finance, defined contribution retirement plans, and mutual funds.

Current Research & Consulting Projects

  • Identify issues in design and management of defined contribution retirement plans and mutual funds
  • Understand the impact of corporate tax avoidance on institutional investments

Major Accomplishments

  • 2017 Finance Advisory Board Faculty Fellowship – KSU College of Business Administration
  • 2017 Developing Scholar Research Award – KSU College of Business Administration
  • 2016 Outstanding Article – Journal of Financial Research
  • 2015 College of Business Administration Outstanding Faculty – KSU Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

Other Contributions

  • "Corporate Tax Avoidance and Financial Constraints" (with O. Bayar, F. Huseynov), 2017, Financial Management, forthcoming.
  • "Tailored versus Mass Produced: Portfolio Managers Concurrently Managing Separately Managed Accounts and Mutual Funds" (with F. Chen, L-W. Chen, H. Johnson), Financial Review, 2017, Vol 52 (4), 531-561.
  • "Does Index Additions Affect Corporate Tax Avoidance?" (with F. Huseynov, W. Zhang), 2017, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol 43, 241-259.
  • "An Investigation of Administrative Fees in Defined Contribution Plans" (with T. Doellman), 2016, Financial Analyst Journal, Vol 72 (2), 41-51.
  • “Investment Fees, Net Returns, and Conflicts of Interest in 401(k) Plans" (with T. Doellman), 2016, Journal of Financial Research, Vol 39 (1), 5-33 (Lead article)

Areas of Teaching

Cases in Finance, Corporate Finance, Investments, International Finance


Ph D, University of Florida, 2013.
Major: Finance

MBA, University of Missouri, 2006.
Concentration: Finance

BBA, Pittsburg State University, 2005.
Majors: Economics, Management