Nadya Malenko is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Faculty Director of the FinTech Initiative. Her research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity. She has examined shareholder voting, the structure of corporate boards in public firms and VC-backed startups, shareholder activism, and organizational design.
Professor Malenko's research has appeared in top academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics, and she has won the Brattle Prize for a distinguished paper in corporate finance in the Journal of Finance. Her research has been featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Financial Times.
Professor Malenko received her Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford University. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she was an Associate Professor at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, where she received a distinguished teaching award. She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and she serves on the board of directors of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, and Financial Management Association.