Sarah Khalaf

Faculty Profile


  • PhD, Business Administration, University of Miami
  • MS, Finance, George Washington University
  • BS, Economics concentrating in Finance and Accounting, The Warton School, University of Pennsylvania


Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration (CBA), Kuwait University. She joined the Finance and Financial Institutions Department at CBA in Fall 2019. Sarah holds a PhD in Business Administration – Finance, from the University of Miami; a Master of Science in Finance from The George Washington University and completed her Bachelor of Science in Economics concentrating in Finance and Accounting at The Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. After her undergraduate education and before pursing graduate studies, Sarah worked as an Analyst at Mabanee, then at the  Investment Banking Department at NBK Capital (Watani Investment Company).

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Household Finance
  • 2020 – Present Director of OSTA
  • At KU since 2019
  • FIN320: Investments
  • FIN435: Behavioral Finance