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Ahmed Tahoun

Ahmed Tahoun is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at London Business School. He has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Wharton School, a faculty member at the London School of Economics, a research fellow at the University of Valencia, and a banker at HSBC in Egypt. His primary research interests are the economic consequences of transparency and the politics of financial markets. He has published his research in the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research. Professor Tahoun is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Research.

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Many Politicians Voting for the TARP Bailout Protected Their Own Wealth

Article | Dec 16, 2016

Amid heightened focus on conflicts of interests, new research shows how legislators’ votes on the 2008 bank bailout tracked with the exposure to peril of their personal stock portfolios

The Personal Wealth Interests of Politicians and the Stabilization of Financial Markets

Paper Working Paper Series | | Oct 2016

We examine whether personal wealth interests affect politicians’ decisions about stabilizing financial markets.

Political Lending

Paper Working Paper Series | | Aug 2016

Using a unique dataset provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), we document a direct channel through which financial institutions contribute to the net worth of members of the U.S. Congress, particularly those sitting on the finance committees in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Conflicts of Interest? Maybe Congress Should Look in the Mirror

Article | Jan 11, 2017

New evidence shows personal wealth interests drive Congressional votes