Vladimir A. Atanasov

College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business

Associate Professor of Finance

P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

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, EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 742
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 04 May 2010
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Georgia State University - Department of Finance and XFI Centre for Finance and Investment - University of Exeter Business School
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Citation 15

Abstract:

equity tunneling, preemptive rights, dilution, freezeout, corporate governance, securities law, emerging markets

2.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Georgia State University - Department of Finance
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Citation 9

Abstract:

tunneling, dilution, freezeout, transfer pricing, shareholder protection

3.

Law and Tunneling

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 37, pp. 1-49, 2011, 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: 49 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2011
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Bernard S. Black and Conrad S. Ciccotello
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Georgia State University - Department of Finance
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Citation 3

Abstract:

tunneling, dilution, freezeout, controlling shareholders

4.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Abstract:

causal inference, shock-based research design, natural experiments, legal shock, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, event study, covariate balance

5.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business
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Citation 21

Abstract:

private benefits of control, large shareholders, coalition formation

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Citation 8

Abstract:

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
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Citation 9

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7.

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
College of William and Mary - 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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Citation 5

Abstract:

ownership structure, expropriation, consolidation, equity carve-out

8.

VCs and the Expropriation of Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Jun 2006
Vladimir A. Atanasov, Vladimir I. Ivanov and Kate Litvak
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Citation 3

Abstract:

Venture Capital, Tunneling, Dilution, IPOs

9.

Why Large Financial Institutions Buy Put Options from Companies

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Apr 2001
College of William and Mary - 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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Citation 2

Abstract:

Investment banks, put option, screening model

10.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Georgia State University - Department of Finance
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11.

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

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Jul 2001
Vladimir A. Atanasov
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Corporate control, large shareholders, portfolio optimization

12.

The Valuation of Large Blocks of Shares in an Emerging Market

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jul 2000
Vladimir A. Atanasov
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business
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Citation 1

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13.

The Trouble with Instruments: Re-Examining Shock-Based IV Designs

ECGI - Finance Working Paper, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper 16-01, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 15-26
Number of pages: 126 Posted: 12 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2017
Vladimir A. Atanasov and Bernard S. Black
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Abstract:

Instrumental variables; shock-based research design; exclusion restriction; covariate balance

14.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Georgia State University - Department of Finance and XFI Centre for Finance and Investment - University of Exeter Business School
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Citation 2

Abstract:

freeze-out, preemptive rights, appraisal rights, company law

15.

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.
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business and College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business
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Abstract:

debt auctions, demand elasticity, arbitrage risk, Federal Home Loan Bank

16.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Finance, Banking, and Insurance
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Abstract:

agency mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, agency debentures, market frictions, market crossing, suitability, market fragmentation, volume imbalance

17.

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
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Christopher Newport University, US Securities & Exchange Commission and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Abstract:

venture capital, litigation, limited partners, differences-in-differences

18.

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.
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business, Babson College - Finance Division and College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business
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Abstract:

Market manipulation, Bang the close, NYMEX, Futures contracts, Platinum, Palladium, Floor trading

19.

Online Appendix for the Trouble with Instruments: Re-Examining Shock-Based IV Designs

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Vladimir A. Atanasov and Bernard S. Black
College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Abstract:

causal inference, shock-based, instrumental variables, covariate balance