Vladimir A. Atanasov

William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business

Professor of Business

P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Shock-Based Causal Inference in Corporate Finance and Accounting Research

Critical Finance Review, 2016, vol. 5, pp. 207-304, ECGI - Finance Working Paper 448/2015, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper 11-08
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 08 May 2013 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2017
Vladimir A. Atanasov and Bernard S. Black
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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causal inference, shock-based research design, natural experiments, legal shock, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, event study, covariate balance

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The Trouble with Instruments: The Need for Pre-Treatment Balance in Shock-IV Designs

Management Science, Forthcoming, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper 16-01, ECGI - Finance Working Paper, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 15-26
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2019
Vladimir A. Atanasov and Bernard S. Black
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Instrumental variables; shock-based research design; exclusion restriction; covariate balance

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Mismarking in Mutual Funds

Number of pages: 89 Posted: 13 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2022
Vladimir A. Atanasov, John J. Merrick Jr. and Philipp Schuster
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Raymond A. Mason School of Business - William & Mary and University of Stuttgart
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mutual fund performance, structured products, odd lot, mismarking

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Unbundling and Measuring Tunneling

as published in 2014 University of Illinois Law Review 1697-1738, ECGI - Finance Working Paper, McCombs Research Paper Series, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 117
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2015
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Bernard S. Black and Conrad S. Ciccotello
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
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tunneling, dilution, freezeout, transfer pricing, shareholder protection

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How Does Law Affect Finance? An Examination of Equity Tunneling in Bulgaria

nearly final version, published in 96 Journal of Financial Economics 155-173 (2010), ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 123/2006, McCombs School of Business Research Paper No. FIN-04-06, U of Texas Law Law and Econ Research Paper No. 80, William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 742, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2019
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver and XFI Centre for Finance and Investment - University of Exeter Business School
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equity tunneling, preemptive rights, dilution, freezeout, corporate governance, securities law, emerging markets

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Law and Tunneling

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 37, pp. 1-49, 2011, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 178/2011, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper 09-35, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper 158
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Bernard S. Black and Conrad S. Ciccotello
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
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tunneling, dilution, freezeout, controlling shareholders

Does Reputation Limit Opportunistic Behavior in the VC Industry? Evidence from Litigation against VCs

Journal of Finance, 67, 2215-2246 , EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2014
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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venture capital, litigation, reputation markets

The Impact of Litigation on Venture Capitalist Reputation

NBER Working Paper No. w13641
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2021
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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VCs and the Expropriation of Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Jun 2006
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Venture Capital, Tunneling, Dilution, IPOs

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How Much Value Can Blockholders Tunnel? Evidence from the Bulgarian Mass Privatization Auctions

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 76, 2005, Tuck-JQFA Contemporary Corporate Governance Issues II Conference
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
Vladimir A. Atanasov
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business
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private benefits of control, large shareholders, coalition formation

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Is There Shareholder Expropriation in the U.S.? An Analysis of Publicly-Traded Subsidiaries

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Vol. 45, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Audra L. Boone and David Haushalter
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business and Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration
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ownership structure, expropriation, consolidation, equity carve-out

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Self-Dealing by Corporate Insiders: Legal Constraints and Loopholes

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE LAW, Chapter 22, Brett McDonnell and Claire Hill, eds., Forthcoming , Northwestern Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-07
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2011
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Bernard S. Black and Conrad S. Ciccotello
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
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Why Large Financial Institutions Buy Put Options from Companies

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Apr 2001
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, XFI Centre for Finance and Investment - University of Exeter Business School, Drexel University - Department of Finance and Drexel University - Department of Finance
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Investment banks, put option, screening model

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Optimal Portfolios with Monitoring, Private Benefits of Control, and Budget Constraints

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Jul 2001
Vladimir A. Atanasov
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business
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Corporate control, large shareholders, portfolio optimization

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The Valuation of Large Blocks of Shares in an Emerging Market

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jul 2000
Vladimir A. Atanasov
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business
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Learning from the General Principles of Company Law for Transition Economies: The Case of Bulgaria

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 31, pp. 1004-1033, Summer 2006
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Conrad S. Ciccotello and Stanley B. Gyoshev
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver and XFI Centre for Finance and Investment - University of Exeter Business School
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freeze-out, preemptive rights, appraisal rights, company law

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Striking Oil in the Boardroom: Overpaying Executives through Manipulating Actual Performance Metrics

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2022
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Dirk E. Black and Maria Boutchkova
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - School of Accountancy and University of Edinburgh
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executive compensation, manipulation, transparency, performance measures, discontinuity

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Why Do Dealers Buy High and Sell Low? An Analysis of Persistent Crossing in Extremely Segmented Markets

Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 17 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
Vladimir A. Atanasov, John J. Merrick Jr. and Philipp Schuster
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Raymond A. Mason School of Business - William & Mary and University of Stuttgart
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agency mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, agency debentures, market frictions, market crossing, suitability, market fragmentation, volume imbalance

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Financial Asset Demand is Elastic: Evidence from New Issues of Federal Home Loan Bank Debt

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 14 May 2011
Vladimir A. Atanasov and John J. Merrick Jr.
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Raymond A. Mason School of Business - William & Mary
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debt auctions, demand elasticity, arbitrage risk, Federal Home Loan Bank

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Online Appendix for the Trouble with Instruments: The Need for Pre-Treatment Balance in Shock-IV Designs

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 17 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2019
Vladimir A. Atanasov and Bernard S. Black
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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causal inference, shock-based, instrumental variables, covariate balance

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Which Limited Partners Limit VC Opportunism?

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-10, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-21
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2014
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Thomas W. Hall, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Christopher Newport University, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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venture capital, litigation, limited partners, differences-in-differences

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The Impact of Public Pension Funds and Other Limited Partners on the Governance of Venture Capital Funds

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-32, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-20
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Thomas W. Hall, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Christopher Newport University, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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venture capital, litigation, limited partners, public pension funds, differences-in-differences

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Data and Methodology Documentation for a COVID-19 Risk Calculator: Mortality Rates and Loss of Life Expectancy

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 21-02
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 27 May 2021 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Northwestern University, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Medical College of Wisconsin, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Financial Intermediaries in the Midst of Market Manipulation: Did They Protect the Fool or Help the Knave?

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 14 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 07 May 2015
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Ryan J. Davies and John J. Merrick Jr.
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Babson College - Finance Division and Raymond A. Mason School of Business - William & Mary
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Market manipulation, Bang the close, NYMEX, Futures contracts, Platinum, Palladium, Floor trading

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Efficient Market Managers

Quarterly Journal of Finance, forthcoming.
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2021
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Christo A. Pirinsky and Qinghai Wang
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, University of Central Florida and University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration
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Economic theory, active investing, efficient market hypothesis, mutual funds

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The COVID-19 Pandemic, Years of Life Lost, and Life Expectancy: Decomposition Using Individual-Level Mortality Data

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-01
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2022
Northwestern University, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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COVID-19; life expectancy; COVID mortality rates

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The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Elderly: Population Fatality Rates, COVID Mortality Percentage, and Life Expectancy Loss

Elder Law Journal, vol. 30, pp. 33-80, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper 22-05
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2022
Northwestern University, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Effects of Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure on U.S. COVID-19 Mortality

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-03
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 05 May 2022
Centre College, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Medical College of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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air pollution and mortality; COVID-19

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COVID Excess Mortality Percentage, Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID Mortality, and Vaccine Effectiveness: Evidence from Linked Mortality and Vaccination Records

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-10
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2022
William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Northwestern University, Northwestern University, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Appendix for The COVID-19 Pandemic, Years of Life Lost, and Life Expectancy: Decomposition Using Individual-Level Mortality Data

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Jan 2022
Northwestern University, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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COVID-19, life expectancy, COVID mortality rates

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Online Appendix for Barreto Parra, Atanasov, Whittle, Meurer, Luo, Zhang, and Black, the Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Elderly: Population Fatality Rates, Years of Life Lost, and Life Expectancy

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Apr 2022
Northwestern University, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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COVID-19, life expectancy, COVID mortality rates

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Appendix for The COVID-19 Pandemic and Life Expectancy: Decomposition Using Individual-Level Mortality Data

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Sep 2021
Northwestern University, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Medical College of Wisconsin, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, The George Washington University, Centre College and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Online Appendix for Effects of Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure on U.S. COVID-19 Mortality

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Jan 2022
Centre College, Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center - Department of Medicine, William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Medical College of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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air pollution and mortality; COVID-19