Jacob Oded is a Senior Lecturer in Finance(tenured) at Tel Aviv University. He has joined Tel Aviv University in 2007. He received a Masters degree in Financial Economics in 1998 and his Ph. D. degree in 2001 from Carnegie-Mellon University. Before joining Tel Aviv University He held an Assistant Professor position in Finance at Boston University. He also worked as a development engineer for Motorola Communications in Israel and as a financial analyst at Bank Hapoalim. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (Cum Laude) from Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa, Israel in 1989. He received his MBA (Magna Cum Laude) in 1996 from Tel Aviv University.
Oded's research and teaching interests are in financial economics. Some areas of his research interest include capital structure, payout policy, corporate governance, and valuation. He has published papers in journals such as Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Applied Finance, Economics of Governance, Managerial Finance , and Journal of Forensic Economics.