Professor Dr Sasan Mansouri

Current Position

since 2/23

Junior Research Affiliate

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association

since 12/23

Assistant Professor of Digitalisation and AI

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Research Interests

  • innovation
  • entrepreneurial finance
  • machine learning

Sasan Mansouri joined the institute as a Junior Research Affiliate in February 2023. His research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurial finance, and machine learning.

Sasan Mansouri is teaching at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

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Working Papers


How to Talk Down Your Stock Performance

Andreas Barth Sasan Mansouri Fabian Wöbbeking Severin Zörgiebel

in: SSRN Discussion Papers, 2020


We process the natural language of verbal firm disclosures in order to study the use of context specific language or jargon and its impact on financial performance. We observe that, within the Q&A of earnings conference calls, managers use less jargon in responses to tougher questions, and after a quarter of bad economic success. Moreover, markets interpret the lack of precise information as a bad signal: we find lower cumulative abnormal returns and a higher implied volatility following earnings calls where managers use less jargon. These results support the argument that context specific language or jargon helps to efficiently and precisely transfer information.

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