Alexey (Alexei) Zhdanov

Assistant Professor of Finance
Department: Finance
Office: 363 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-5191
Fax: 814-865-3362
Member of Faculty Since: 2015


Alexey Zhdanov is an Assistant Professor of Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rochester. He previously held faculty positions at the Swiss Finance Institute, University of Lausanne, and George Mason University.

His industry experience includes a research and portfolio management role at PanAgora Asset Management in Boston (a top-ranked quantitative investment management firm), a Senior Economist position at Cornerstone Research in New York (an economic consulting company), and a couple of years in commercial banking at a large international bank in Russia.

His research has been published in top academic finance journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies,  the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Management Science.

Current Research

Real Options and their effect on stock returns, performance of financially distressed companies, innovation incentives and the M&A market.