Jan Bena

MA PhD (CERGE-EI), PhD (London School of Economics)
Associate Professor, Finance Division

Contact Information

Office Henry Angus (HA 875)

Tel (604) 822-8490
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Research Interests

  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Finance and product market competition
  • Access to external finance and financial constraints
  • Financial development and efficiency
  • Financial intermediation and capital market dysfunctionality

Courses Taught in 2018-2019

  • Entrepreneurial Finance (COMM)
  • Empirical Finance (MBA)

Selected Recent Publications

  • "Competition and Ownership Structure of Closely-Held Firms," with Ting Xu, Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming.
  • "Are Foreign Investors Locusts? The Long-Term Effects of Foreign Institutional Ownership," with Miguel A. Ferreira, Pedro Matos, and Pedro Pires, Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming.
  • "Heterogeneous Innovations, Firm Creation and Destruction, and Asset Prices," with Lorenzo Garlappi and Patrick Gruning, June 2016, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Volume 6, Issue 1, p. 46-87.
  • "Corporate Innovations and Mergers and Acquisitions," with Kai Li, October 2014, Journal of Finance, Volume 69, Issue 5, p. 1923-1960.
  • "Pyramidal Ownership and the Creation of New Firms," with Hernan Ortiz Molina, May 2013, Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 108, Issue 3, p. 798-821.

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