Vyacheslav (Slava) Fos, Ph.D.

Academic Affiliate,
Research on Financial Markets and Information Transmission, Corporate Governance and Activist Investor Impact on Stock Price

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Columbia University (Ph.D. in Finance)


Dr. Fos is currently a professor of Finance at Boston College, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Associate Editor of Financial Management.

Boston College

  • Corporate Finance (BA, MBA, MSF) 2016-present
  • Empirical Corporate Finance (PhD) 2019-present

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (MAS, MBA) 2012-2014
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (BA) 2012-2014

Dr. Fos has acted as an expert testifier on trading issues.

Working papers

  • “Trading Ahead of Barbarians’ Arrival at the Gate: Insider Trading on Non-Inside Information,” with Georgy Chabakauri and Wei Jiang

Recent Publications

  • “The Distribution of Voting Rights to Shareholders,” with Clifford Holderness, Forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • John L. Weinberg/IRRCI Research Award“
  • Value Creation in Shareholder Activism,” with Rui Albuquerque and Enrique Schroth, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 145, Issue 2, Part A, August 2022, Pages 153-178
  • Editor’s Choice article “Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance,” with Amil Dasgupta and Zacharias Sautner, Foundations and Trends in Finance: 2021, Vol. 12: No. 4, pp 276-394
  • Informed Trading in the Stock Market and Option Price Discovery,” with Pierre Collin-Dufresne and Dmitry Muravyev, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Volume 56(6), September 2021, Pagesm1945-1984
  • “The Sound of Many Funds Rebalancing,” with Alex Chinco, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Volume 11(3), September 2021, Pages 502-551
  • Best Paper Award, The 14th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association
  • Best Paper Award, The Review of Asset Pricing Studies


Columbia University (Ph.D. in Finance)

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