Dr. Barak is a graduate of Tel Aviv University (with Honors/ cum laude), holds a PhD in Finance (with Highest Distinction/ summa cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University, and is a Post Doctoral fellow at New York University (NYU). Dr. Barak has won numerous academic awards and teaches at universities and various academic institutions in the BA, MBA and Executive MBA programs (he is a member of the senior academic staff at Ariel University). In addition, he has published his scientific works in diverse international journals and presented them at important conferences. He deals with issues of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets from the academic research perspective, and is an expert in the practice of valuations, capital budgeting and investments.
The authors explore the implications of directors' networks for company valuation in a concentrated ownership environment and in pyramidal control structures.