Zeigham Khokher

Assistant Professor

Office 350F
Phone 504-865-5067
Email zkhokher@tulane.edu
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Zeigham Khokher’s research focuses on energy finance, with an emphasis on reduced form and structural models.

Professor Khokher’s investment in the energy field runs deep – as a graduate student, he worked on natural gas trading related issues for Dynegy in Houston. Given Tulane’s energy focus, Freeman was a natural choice for Professor Khokher, and he enjoys the exchange of ideas he shares with his colleagues.


Professor Khokher teaches financial trading and energy trading to graduate students. His courses are built on labs that give students a real-world feel of the industry, directing his instruction at the intersection of practice and theory.


Award-Winning Teacher
Professor Khokher has been repeatedly recognized for his teaching. For seven years in a row at Western University’s Ivey Business School, he received the Dean’s Annual Commendation for Teaching Excellence, and he also received a Student Council Award for Excellence. He strives to give students practical experience that will allow them to hit the ground running as they begin their careers.


KHAN, S., KHOKHER, Z. and SIMIN, T., The Information Content of a Nonlinear Macro-Finance Model for Commodity Prices, The Review of Financial Studies (forthcoming).

BROWN, G. and KHOKHER, Z., Corporate Risk Management and Speculative Motives, The Journal of Risk (2008).

CARLSON, M., KHOKHER, Z. and TITMAN, S., Equilibrium Exhaustible Resource Price Dynamics, The Journal of Finance (2007).

Education & Affiliations

University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Finance, M.S. in Mathematical Statistics, B.A. in Mathematics, and B.B.A. in Finance.


American Finance Association

Western Finance Association