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Assistant Professor
Department of Finance

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Biographical note

Viktar's research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, political economy, and household finance. His recent work focuses on corporate governance and political economy, with an emphasis on how economic interests affect political preferences.

Academic CV

Viktar has a PhD in Finance from Boston College. In addition to his appointment as an assistant professor in the finance department at Bocconi, Viktar is also a visiting scholar at the Payment Cards Center at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Research areas

Corporate finance, corporate governance, political economy, household finance, consumer credit markets



"Do CEOs Aect Employees' Political Choices?" (with Ilona Babenko and Song Zhang), forthcoming in the Review of Financial Studies

"A Theory of Corporate Boards and Forced CEO Turnover" (with Thomas Chemmanur), Management Science 64, 4798–4817

"Do Qualifications Matter? New Evidence on Board Functions and Director Compensation" (with James Linck and Hannes Wagner), Journal of Corporate Finance 48, 816–839

"A Theory of Inefficient College Entry and Excessive Student Debt" (with Vitaliy Strohush), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 18(1)