Sabuhi Sardarli

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Director - Center for Financial Analysis

Phillips 66 Faculty Fellow
Department of Finance

Office: 3004 Business Building
Mailing Address: 2097 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-5771

Research Goals

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

Major Accomplishments

  • Finance Advisory Board Faculty Fellowship – KSU College of Business, 2017, 2019
  • Phillips 66 Faculty Fellowship – KSU College of Business, 2018
  • Ralph E. Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award – KSU College of Business, 2018
  • Developing Scholar Research Award – KSU College of Business, 2017
  • Outstanding Article, Journal of Financial Research, 2016
  • College of Business Outstanding Faculty – KSU Mortar Board Honor Society, 2015
  • In The Press: The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Pensions & Investments, Ignites (Financial Times), USA Today, Yahoo News,

Recent Publications

  • ”Corporate Tax Avoidance and Mutual Fund Ownership?” (with T. Doellman, F. Huseynov, T. Nasser), 2020, Accounting and Business Research, forthcoming.

  • ”Alphabeticity Bias in 401(k) Investing” (with T. Doellman, J. Itzkowitz, J. Itzkowitz), 2019, Financial Review, Vol 54(4), 643-677.

  • ”Bank Earnings Management and Analyst Coverage: Evidence from Loan Loss Provisions” (with Y. Hong, F. Huseynov, W. Zhang), 2018, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, forthcoming.

  • "Corporate Tax Avoidance and Financial Constraints" (with O. Bayar, F. Huseynov), 2018, Financial Management, 47, 651-677.

  • "Does Index Additions Affect Corporate Tax Avoidance?" (with F. Huseynov, W. Zhang), 2017, Journal of Corporate Finance, 43, 241-259.

  • "Tailored versus Mass Produced: Portfolio Managers Concurrently Managing Separately Managed Accounts and Mutual Funds" (with F. Chen, L-W. Chen, H. Johnson), 2017, Financial Review, 52 (4), 531-561.

  • "An Investigation of Administrative Fees in Defined Contribution Plans" (with T. Doellman), 2016, Financial Analyst Journal, 72 (2), 41-51.

  • "Investment Fees, Net Returns, and Conflicts of Interest in 401(k) Plans" (with T. Doellman), 2016, Journal of Financial Research, 39 (1), 5-33

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