S. Abraham (Avri) Ravid is the Sy Syms Professor of Finance at Yeshiva University and the current chair of the finance department (as of 2012). Previous academic appointments include Rutgers University, University of Chicago, Wharton, Cornell, Yale, NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, and Haifa University, Israel.
He has published 46 refereed studies, in journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Bell Journal, Journal of Business, Journal of Marketing Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as book chapters, monographs and other publications. He won several research prizes. His work has close to 4000 google citations.
Ravid’s papers was presented in major conferences including the National Bureau of Economic Research and other major finance economics and law conferences, as well as in schools such as Yale, Cornell, Wharton, Columbia, NYU, Dartmouth, INSEAD, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and many others.
Ravid has taught courses for undergraduates, MBA, MS and doctoral students. He created courses on the economics of the media industries at Yale, NYU and UCLA.
Ravid has consulted to governments in Israel and the US as well as to entertainment companies. He is currently working on a project for the NYC mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. .
His research on the media industries was covered by the press around the world, including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNBC, National Public Radio, BBC, Nouvel Observateur, the Australian, New Yorker, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Fortune, The Independent of London, the Toronto Globe and Mail and many other outlets in the US in Europe South American Asia and Australia. Prior to receiving his PhD from Cornell University, Ravid was a full time professional journalist as well as a documentary film maker.