Faculty & Research

Gregor Matvos

Associate Professor of Finance

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5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Gregor Matvos primarily studies corporate finance. His research interests are related to financial contracting, financial distress, interaction of internal organization of firms with financing and investment, corporate taxation, consumer finance, banking, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Matvos earned a PhD in 2007 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in economics in 2002, both from Harvard University.


2015 - 2016 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2016 (Spring)

2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35200 Corporation Finance 2016 (Fall)

Other Interests

Travel, cooking.


Research Activities

Corporate finance; corporate governance; proxy voting; mergers; liquidity; economics of contracts, organizations.

With Joao Granja and Amit Seru, "Selling Failed Banks," Journal of Finance (forthcoming). 

With Umit Gurun and Amit Seru, "Advertising Expensive Mortgages," Journal of Finance (forthcoming).

With Zhiguo He, "Debt and Creative Destruction: Why Could Subsidizing Corporate Debt be Optimal?" Management Science, Accepted.

With Amit Seru, "Resource Allocation within Firms and Financial Market Dislocation: Evidence from Diversified Conglomerates," Review of Financial Studies, (2014), v.27(4), pp. 1143-1189.

"Renegotiation Design: Evidence from NFL roster bonuses," Journal of Law and Economics, (2014), v. 57, pp. 387-430.

"Estimating the Benefits of Contractual Completeness," Review of Financial Studies, (2013), v.26(11), pp. 2798-2844.

With Ali Hortaçsu, Chad Syverson and Sriram Venkataraman, "Indirect Costs of Financial Distress in Durable Goods Industries The Case of Auto Manufacturers," Review of Financial Studies, (2013), v.26(5), pp. 1248-1290.

With Ali Hortaçsu, Chaehee Shin, Chad Syverson and Sriram Venkataraman, "Is an Automaker’s Road to Bankruptcy Paved with Customers’ Beliefs?" American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, v.101(3), May 2011, pp. 93-97.

With Michael Ostrovsky, "Heterogeneity and Peer Effects in Mutual Fund Proxy Voting," Journal of Financial Economics, v.98(1), October 2010, pp. 90-112.

With Michael Ostrovsky, "Cross-Ownership, Returns and Voting in Mergers," Journal of Financial Economics, v.89(3), September 2008, pp. 391-403.

For a listing of research publications please visit ’s university library listing page.