Faculty Profile : Lubomir Litov
Assistant professor Lubomir (Lubo) Litov received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Leonard Stern School of Business, NYU in 2005. After graduation, Lubo assumed the position of an assistant professor in finance at the Olin Business School of the Washington University in St. Louis. He remained as such until 2010, when he moved to Eller College of Management as an assistant professor in finance.
During his six-year long career, Lubo has become the recipient of prestigious awards – the Glucksman Award for the Best Paper in Finance at NYU (2005) and the Reid Teaching Award at the Washington University in St. Louis. Lubo has taught courses on mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, theoretical corporate finance at the BSBA, MBA and Ph.D. level. He is currently teaching the core corporate finance course for all finance undergraduate majors at Eller College. He has also co-chaired (and currently oversees) several dissertation committees at both the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis. Lubo has been on the program committee for the past five years of the FIRS, FMA, and several boutique conferences.
Lubo’s research interests include corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, bankruptcy, payout policy, corporate law, securities regulation, market manipulation and market microstructure. In his research, Lubo has examined the role of creditor rights and shareholder rights in corporate investment policy. Lubo’s papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Review of Finance. In addition, his work has been presented at the American Finance Association (AFA), the American Economic Association (AEA), the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER), the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), and conferences as well as in research seminars at a number of universities.
Lubo currently teaches FIN 412, Corporate Financial Problems (Investment Banking) and Finance Decision Making for doctoral students.