Art Durnev, Ph.D

Department of Finance,
Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa

I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Finance at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa and an Associate Editor of International Review of Finance. I received prestigious Dean’s Teaching Award in 2014 and G.R.E.A.T. (best Executive MBA professor) awards in 2014 and 2013. I earned my Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Michigan Business School and MA in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the University of Iowa, I was an Assistant Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and the University of Miami. I am a US resident, Canadian and Russian citizen, and a Person of Indian Origin. My passions are finance, competitive judo, and international politics. I am a faculty advisor to the Iowa City Judo Club. My research interests are primarily focused on corporate finance, political cycles, governance, corporate social responsibility, and financial markets development. My work involves empirical investigations of corporate social responsibility, how political cycles affect corporate policies, firm governance structures, disclosure policies, insider trading regulation and idiosyncratic volatility. I published my work in top academic and practitioner journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, Michigan Law Review, and Economics of Transition. Two of my Journal of Finance articles were nominated for the Brattle Prize (awarded to the best corporate finance articles.) I taught classes for undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs, and executives in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Russia. I presented my work at over 100 seminars and conferences worldwide. I am a recipient of numerous prestigious national and international grants including grants from BSI Gamma Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Capital Markets Institute, Fonds de recherche sur la societe et la culture (FQRCS), Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montreal (IFM2), and William Davidson Institute. I wrote articles for major international newspapers and gave numerous public lectures and interviews to the national TV and radio programs in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Russia.

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