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Carroll School of Management

Vyacheslav (Slava) Fos

associate professor - finance department
hillenbrand family faculty fellow

Slava Fos

Fulton Hall 338
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Finance, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
M.A. in Economics, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
B.A. in Economics, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


Professor Fos’s research interests are in the areas of financial markets, corporate governance, and corporate finance. His research studies information transmission in financial markets, insider trading, boards of directors, the role of activist shareholders in corporate governance, the role of stock liquidity in corporate governance, and investment and employment consequences of share repurchases. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, including the Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science. Professor Fos’s teaching interests focus on corporate finance. He has taught courses in corporate finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Amundi Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize, 2015


  • “Do Director Elections Matter?,” with Kai Li and Margarita Tsoutsoura, Review of Financial Studies, Accepted. 
  • “The Disciplinary Effects of Proxy Contests.” Management Science, Volume 63, Issue 3, March 2017, Pages 655-671.
  • “Out-of-The-Money CEOs: Private Control Premium and Option Exercises.” (with Wei Jiang.) Review of Financial Studies, Volume 29, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages 1549-1585. 
  • “Insider Trading, Stochastic Liquidity, and Equilibrium Prices.” (with Pierre Collin-Dufresne.) Econometrica, Volume 84, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 1441-1475. 
  • “The Real Effects of Share Repurchases.” (with Heitor Almeida and Mathias Kronlund.) Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 119, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 168-185. 
  • “Do Prices Reveal the Presence of Informed Trading?” (with Pierre Collin-Dufresne.) The Journal of Finance, Volume LXX, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 1555-1582.
  • “Shareholder Democracy in Play: Career Consequences of Proxy Contests.” (with Margarita Tsoutsoura.) Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 114, Issue 2, November 2014, Pages 316-340.
  • “A Portfolio Choice Model with Utility from Anticipation of Future Consumption and Stock Market Mean Reversion”, with Arik Kuznitz, Shmuel Kandel, European Economic Review, Volume 52, Issue 8, November 2008, Pages 1338-1352.