Vladimir Atanasov

Vladimir Atanasov, Ph.D.

Brinkley-Mason Term Professor of Business | Economics and Finance

Email: vladimir.atanasov@mason.wm.edu
Program: Online MSF

Ph.D., Finance, Pennsylvania State University
Master in International Business, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Bachelor in International Business, University of National and World Economy, Sofia,Bulgaria

Expertise: Fixed income, derivatives, portfolio management, corporate finance, and equity markets

Vladimir Atanasov is the Brinkley-Mason Term Professor of Business at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary. His research is broadly focused on causal inference in financial market, legal, and health management settings. He is currently examining mismarking in structured product mutual funds and developing a COVID-19 risk assessment model. He is also studying the effect of securities and corporate laws on the behavior of large investors and the relationship between certain legal statutes and capital market development.

Past research projects include the valuation of mortgage-backed securities, manipulation of commodity futures markets, dilution of entrepreneurs in VC-backed firms, and the effect of lawsuits on VC funding and deal flow. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Quarterly Journal of Finance, Illinois Law Review, and Journal of Corporation Law, and funded by several grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of State, Kauffman Foundation, Australian Research Council, and Melbourne Center for Financial Studies.

Vlad has consulted U.S. and international law companies on matters of securities and corporation law, assessing settlement claims in class-action proceedings, U.S. start-up and medical device companies, and Eastern European private equity funds, investment companies, and financial advisors on equity valuation, VC litigation, private equity contracts, portfolio management, asset allocation, and development of investment products.