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College of Business Administration

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Sabuhi Sardarli

Assistant Professor sardarli
Phillips 66 Faculty Fellow
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.

Major Accomplishments

  • 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
  • Finance Advisory Board Faculty Fellowship – KSU College of Business, 2017
  • Outstanding Article, Journal of Financial Research, 2016
  • College of Business Outstanding Faculty – KSU Mortar Board Honor Society, 2015

Recent Publications

  • "Alphabeticity Bias in 401(k) Investing" (with T. Doellman, J. Itzkowitz, J. Itzkowitz), 2018, Financial Review, 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