Thomas D. Shohfi

Assistant Professor, Lally School of Management

Tom Shohfi is an assistant professor of accounting and Finance at the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics from New York university, an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with concentrations in investment management and entrepreneurship, and a doctorate in financial economics from the University of Pittsburgh. His research has been published in peer re- viewed journals including Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Mr. Shohfi holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and Financial Risk Manager designations.


University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business, Ph.D., 2015

Chartered Financial Analyst Designation, 2011

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Designation, 2018

Financial Risk Manager Designation, 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel HillKenan-Flagler Business School, M.B.A. concentrating in Investment Management and Entrepreneurship, 2008

New York UniversityCollege of Arts and Sciences, B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2001 

Research Focus
  • Analyst Behavior
  • Corporate Credit Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Institutional Investors
  • Investor Behavior
Select Works
  • Do Sin Tax Hikes Spur Cheating in Interpersonal Exchange?, Accounting, Organizations, and Society
  • Which Buy-Side Institutions Participate in Public Earnings Conference Calls? Implications for Capital Markets and Sell-Side Coverage, Journal of Corporate Finance