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Saira Latif

Saira Latif
Saira LatifFinance Department Chair, Associate Professor
  • CollegeManning School of Business
  • DepartmentManagement
  • Phone(978) 934-2763
  • OfficePulichino Tong Business Center - 248

Research Interests

Investments, International Finance, Performance Evaluation

Dr. LatifÍs research interests include investments, international finance and performance evaluation. She is also an affiliated researcher with the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


  • Ph D: Finance, (2005), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
  • MBA, (1997), Lahore University of Management Sciences - Lahore, Pakistan
  • BA, (1987), Lahore College for Women - Lahore, Pakistan

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Proceedings (2011) - Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting


  • Freund, S., Latif, S., Phan, H.V. () "Executive Compensation and Corporate Financing Policy: Evidence from CEO Inside Debt," Journal of Corporate Finance
  • Lahiri, S., Latif, S., O’Brien, A. (2013) "The Total Economic Value of a Small Urban Wetland: Evidence from a New England City," Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law 2:4 pp. 63-80
  • Lahiri, S., Latif, S., Punnett, L. (2013) "An economic analysis of a safe resident handling program in nursing homes," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 56:4 pp. 469-478
  • Latif, S., Yang, Y. (2012) "Do Investors Care About Earnings Management?," Review of Business
  • Latif, S., Yang, Y., De Carolis, D. (2011) "Earnings management and adverse events: The case of biotechnology ventures," Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting - West Meets East: Enlightening. Balancing. Transcending, AOM 2011
  • Latif, S., Strickland, S., Yi, Y. (2011) "EARNINGS MANAGEMENT: THE CASE OF SUDDEN CEO DEATH.," Academy of Accounting & Financial Studies Journal 15:2 pp. 39 - 57
  • Puri, Y.R., Jocums, B., Latif, S. (2010) "Enhancing Business Education Using an Integrated Curriculum: The Impact on Student Learning," Journal of the Academy of Business Education 11: pp. 31
  • Latif, S., Kazemi, H. (2009) "SDF Based Test of International Financial Integration," Global Journal of Finance and Economics 6:1 pp. 1-18
  • Latif, S., Kazemi, H. (2007) "International Financial Integration and the Performance of International Mutual Funds," International Journal of Finance 19:4 pp. 4514-4532
  • Latif, S. (2005) "Essays on international financial integration,"


  • An Economic Analysis of a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes., November 2012 - Coralville, Iowa
  • Total Worker Health -Safe, Healthy and Cost-Effective Solutions., November 2012 - Coralville, Iowa
  • Can Firms Prevail Adversity through Earnings Management. - Academy of Management Association Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Earnings Manipulation of Youth. - College of Management Research Seminar Series, 2011
  • EarningsManagement and Adverse Events: The Case of Biotechnology Ventures. - Eastern Academy of Management Association Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Earnings Management: The Case of Sudden CEO Death. - 2010 Spring Allied Academics International Conference, 2010 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Outcomes Assessment for Experiential Learning - Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2010 - San Diego, California
  • Earnings Management: The Case of Sudden CEO Death. - First Annual Faculty Development Conference, 2010 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Comparison ofStochastic Dominance Mean-Variance Based Performance Evaluation Using Hedge Funds Returns. - Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2010 - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Home Bias in Foreign Direct Investment - Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Net Costs of a No-Lift Intervention Program in a Large Chain of Nursing Homes - 137th American Public Health Association Conference, 2009
  • Earnings Management: Evidence from Sudden CEO Death - College of Management Research Seminar Series, 2009
  • Hedge Funds Performance Evaluation and Forecasting: Stochastic Dominance versus Mean Variance Framework - COM Research Seminar Series, 2008