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Paul P. Momtaz

University of California, Los Angeles

Anderson School of Management

110 Westwood Plaza

Office C3.10

Los Angeles

California 90095, USA


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My current research looks at the economics of innovation and patents, and corporate and entrepreneurial finance, using novel artificial intelligence (AI) methods. Prior work has examined token offerings and cryptocurrency as well as the law and finance of mergers and acquisitions.


Having extensive practical experience from several years of management consulting and banking, I still enjoy advising and mentoring start-ups in the crypto-industry. Before joining UCLA, I was the head of the global resolution planning office at Commerzbank AG.


I received my education in mathematics and economics in Hamburg, Paris and Cambridge. My research has been recognized with a number of prizes, including the Sorbonne-Prize of the University of Paris, a number of awards from the University of Cambridge such as the Cambridge University scholarship, and a full scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation. Recently, I received the 2017-18 UCLA Global Research Award as well as the 2018-19 UCLA Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award.