Faculty & Research

Gregor Matvos

Associate Professor of Finance

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Gregor Matvos primarily studies corporate finance. His research interests are related to financial contracting, financial distress, interaction of internal organization of firms with financing and investment, corporate taxation, consumer finance, banking, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Matvos earned a PhD in 2007 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in economics in 2002, both from Harvard University.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2014 (Fall)

Other Interests

Travel, cooking.


Research Activities

Corporate finance; corporate governance; proxy voting; mergers; liquidity; economics of contracts, organizations.

With Amit Seru, "Resource Allocation within Firms and Financial Market Dislocation: Evidence from Diversified Conglomerates," Review of Financial Studies (forthcoming).

"Estimating the Benefits of Contractual Completeness," Review of Financial Studies (2013).

With Ali Hortaçsu, Chad Syverson and Sriram Venkataraman, "Indirect Costs of Financial Distress in Durable Industries: The Case of Auto Manufacturers," Review of Financial Studies (2013).

With Michael Ostrovsky, "Heterogeneity and Peer Effects in Mutual Fund Proxy Voting," Journal of Financial Economics (2010).

With Michael Ostrovsky, "Cross-Ownership, Returns and Voting in Mergers," Journal of Financial Economics (2008).

For a listing of research publications please visit ’s university library listing page.