assistant professor - finance department
Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., New Economic School
M.S., Moscow State University
Professor Malenko’s research interests are in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance. Her research studies the effectiveness of shareholder voting rules, the role of proxy advisory firms, the design of decision-making procedures in corporate boards, and the optimal allocation of authority in organizations. Her papers have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Professor Malenko’s teaching interests focus on corporate finance and valuation. She has taught courses in corporate finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- “The role of proxy advisory firms: Evidence from a regression-discontinuity design” with Yao Shen, Review of Financial Studies, December 2016.
- “Timing decisions in organizations: Communication and authority in a dynamic environment” with Steven Grenadier and Andrey Malenko, American Economic Review, September 2016.
- “The labor market for directors and externalities in corporate governance” with Doron Levit, Journal of Finance, April 2016.
- “A theory of LBO activity based on repeated debt-equity conflicts” with Andrey Malenko, Journal of Financial Economics, September 2015.
- “Communication and decision-making in corporate boards,” Review of Financial Studies, May 2014.
- “Nonbinding voting for shareholder proposals” with Doron Levit, Journal of Finance, October 2011.