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Haran Segram

Haran Segram

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012



Haran Segram joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance in January 2009. He then served as a Clinical Assistant Professor from September 2016 through August 2021. Professor Segram currently holds a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor.

He teaches courses in Investments and Valuation. Professor Segram’s research focuses on the application and economics of AI and Blockchain. He has been interviewed on various finance related topics by ABC News, BBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNBC, China Global Television Network (CGTN), Channel News Asia, Financial Times (FT), Knowledge@Wharton, Kurier (Austria), Reuters, and Zacks. He has been quoted in CNBC, New York Times and Yahoo Finance via syndication. Professor Segram is an ad hoc reviewer for Economics and Finance journals.

Professor Segram was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School, where he taught Valuation and Capital Markets & Investments.

Professor Segram was also the Founder and CEO of Haran Business Valuation Advisors, LLC. This company provided full service Business Valuation Advisory for both Public and Private Companies. The firm worked closely with senior management of the clients focusing on valuation, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and potential sale of the business.

He has previously worked as a business analyst for a global consulting group and as an investment analyst for a mutual fund.

Professor Segram received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney.

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Business Valuation
  • Credit Risk
  • Cryptoassets
  • Discrete Choice / Probability Modeling

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Finance (Investments)
  • Valuation

Academic Background

The University of Sydney

Awards & Appointments

The Best Paper Award in Economics and Finance World Business and Social Science Research Conference, Paris, France 2014
Invited by National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss “IPO Investment Climate”  
Invited by “Seeking Alpha” to contribute a thought piece for over 4 million investors  
Invited to conduct a “Valuation Bootcamp” by Langone Stern Investment Club  
Oversight Committee member of the Stern Investment Analysis Group (IAG) -undergraduate  

Related News & Research

Central Bank Implementation of Digital Cash and Economic Impact

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Professor Haran Segram notes that Ensign Peak Advisors seems to be making new investments in companies with strong cash flows and prospects to increase those flows

Professor Haran Segram comments in a story exploring how consumer 401K plans will be affected as a result of the recent downturn in the global economy

Professor Haran Segram explains why some founders are opting to take their companies public through a direct listing rather than an IPO

Professor Haran Segram shares his thoughts on the future of private prisons

In a radio interview, Professor Haran Segram discusses WeWork's valuation and corporate governance

Professor Haran Segram explains the impact of less available sell-side stock data

In a radio interview, Professor Haran Segram comments on Slack's direct listing

Professor Haran Segram explains the difference between a direct listing and an IPO Business

In a live interview, Professor Haran Segram discusses Uber's IPO and his profitability expectations for the company

Professor Haran Segram shares his outlook on Pinterest in light of the company's IPO

In a podcast interview, Professor Haran Segram comments on Lyft's valuation

In a podcast interview, Professor Haran Segram explains how he calculates Lyft's valuation

In a live interview, Professor Haran Segram outlines how he believes Lyft should use its IPO funding

Professor Haran Segram offers insights on choosing a mortgage calculator

In an interview, Professor Haran Segram explains how he values tech companies

How to Mitigate AI’s Exacerbation of Income Inequality

Professor Haran Segram is quoted in a story on investing in the stock market

Professor Haran Segram is interviewed for a story on seasonal changes in the stock market

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Risk/Default Risk
  • Valuation