Julian Atanassov

Associate Professor
Finance
HLH 425 Q
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
(402) 472-2432
julian@unl.edu
Education
Ph.D. in Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Vita
Julian Atanassov CV

Publications

Labor and Corporate Governance: International Evidence from Restructuring Decisions (with E. Han Kim, Journal of Finance, February 2009, 64:1)

 “Do Hostile Takeovers Stifle Innovation? Evidence from Antitakeover Legislation and Corporate Patenting” (Journal of Finance, June 2013, 68:3)

“Arm's Length Financing and Innovation: Evidence from Publicly Traded Firms”, (Management Science, January 2016, 62:1)

“Can Tax Cuts Stimulate Corporate Innovation” (with Xiaoding Liu, forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis)

“Corporate Governance and Payout Policy: Evidence from Master Limited Partnerships” (with Aaron Mandell, Journal of Corporate Finance, December 2018, Vol. 53, Pages 106-132)

 

Working papers

“The Bright Side of Political Uncertainty: The Case of R&D” (Revise and Resubmit, Review of Financial Studies, with Brandon Julio and Tiecheng Leng)

“Political Polarization and Corporate Investment” (with Brandon Julio and Tiecheng Leng)

“Corporate Governance, Non-financial Stakeholders and Innovation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment” (reject-and-resubmit, Journal of Finance)

“Corporate Governance and the Cash ‘Puzzle’” (with Bektemir Ysmailov)

“Rival Cash Balances and Corporate Innovation” (with Hoang Nam Le)

 “Crowding-out Innovation” (with Vikram Nanda)

“War, Finance and Innovation” (with Vikram Nanda)

 “Corporate Taxation and Merger Activities: Evidence from State Tax Changes” (with Vineet Bhagwat and Xiaoding Liu)

“Dual-class Ownership Structure, the Lifecycle of Firms and Corporate Innovation” (with Hyun Hong, Ivalina Kalcheva and Ian Ryou)

“Superstar CEOs and Innovation” (with Keun Jae Park)

Courses at the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Fall, 2015-2017)

  • FINA 461 (Advanced Corporate Finance for junior and senior undergraduate students)
  • FINA 999 (Doctoral Seminar in Finance)
  • GRBA 812 (Managerial Economics of online MBA and M.S. students)

 

Courses at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon (2006-2015)

  • FIN 311 and FIN 311H (Economic Foundations of Competitive Analysis, undergraduate core)
  • FIN 613 (Managerial Economics, MBA)
  • FIN 673 (Problems in Finance, MBA)
  • FIN 607 (Seminar in Current Research in Finance, PhD)

Academic Service

  • Ph. D. Dissertation Chair and Committee Member, College of Business, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (2017-present)
  • Ph. D. Dissertation Chair and Committee Member, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon (2012-2015)
  • Ph. D. program coordinator (September 2011- July 2012)
  • General Committee (2019), MBA Committee (2009), Accounting Recruiting Committee (2009), Ph.D. Finance Recruiting Committee (2010, 2011), Finance Recruiting Committee (2015-2016)
  • Seminar Engaging China - accompanied MBA students in their annual experience in Beijing and Shanghai, China (September 2010)
  • Co-Organizer: Innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability conference with Rosemarie Ziedonis, Lundquist College of Business (June 2011, 2012)
  • Organized external speaker seminar series in the Finance department (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)

Honors and awards

  • John and Emiko Kageyama Research Fund Award, University of Oregon (September 2014)
  • Lundquist College of Business Summer Research Award, University of Oregon (Summer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Securities Analysis Center Summer Research Award, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon (Summer 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Allan Gilmour Fellowship in Finance as an outstanding student in the Finance Department, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (January 2005)
  • Charles H. Gessner Fellowship for an outstanding student from a developing nation, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (January 2005)
  • Two Mitsui Life Grants for research in Emerging Market Countries, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (May 2003, October 2004)
  • Two William Davidson Institute (WDI) Travel Grants for research in Emerging Market Countries, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (April 2003, April 2005)
  • Mitsui Life Fellowship for the best incoming student in the Finance Department, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2000-2001)