PhD., Finance, Virginia Tech
MBA, Finance, Texas Christian University
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Popescu's research interests include institutional investors, mutual funds, asymmetric information, and initial public offerings. His current research examines institutional investors' trading behavior, particularly mutual funds' propensity to herd, the motivation behind it, and its impact on fund performance. His teaching interests include investments, international financial management, and corporate finance.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Popescu was an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Accounting and Finance Department at University of Massachusetts Boston.
Services to the Profession
Professor Popescu is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Finance Association (AFA), the Financial Management Association (FMA), the Eastern Finance Association (EFA), the Southern Finance Association (SFA), and the Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA). He has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.
Awards & Recognition
Nominated, Joan Moon Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UMass Boston, 2012
Nominated, Joan Moon Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UMass Boston, 2011
Nominated, Pamplin College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Award, Virginia Tech, 2007