Associate Professor of Finance
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University

Office Phone: 814-863-5456
Mail: 348 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802

Peter Iliev


I conduct empirical research in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, and financial regulation. I teach corporate finance at the Smeal College of Business.

Most of what you need to know is on my Vita. Here are a PDF Vita and an HTML Vita version.

You can find all my working papers and pre-publication versions of published papers in my author SSRN page. I also have a Google Scholar page.

I wrote a "Finance Job Market Advice" note. The advice is based on my subjective job market experiences and my years as a tenure-track professor.

Here is a "fun" letter from my SEC days to a hedge fund trying to attack Select Comfort Corporation (the makers of the Sleep Number bed) with powerpoints posted directly on EDGAR. Note the hedge funds naive capital structure and issuance claims on page 7!


Selected publications with appendices:

  • "The Effects of Removing Barriers to Equity Issuance," 2017, with Matthew Gustafson, Journal of Financial Economics 124 (3), 580-598. Online Appendix

  • "Are Mutual Funds Active Voters?" 2015, with Michelle Lowry, Review of Financial Studies 28(2), 446-485. Online Appendix

  • " Shareholder Voting and Corporate Governance Around the World," 2015, with Karl Lins, Darius Miller, and Lukas Roth, Review of Financial Studies 28 (8), 2167-2202.

  • "Uninvited U.S. Investors? Economic Consequences of Involuntary Cross-listings," 2014, with Darius Miller, and Lukas Roth Journal of Accounting Research 52 (2), 473-519. Online Appendix

  • "The Effect of SOX Section 404: Costs, Earnings Quality and Stock Prices," 2010, Journal of Finance 65 (3), 1163-1196. Online Appendix


Links to resources I use:

The EDGAR dataset and the FTP accessible index files and filings. Probably my best resource ever! This is constantly augmented with new interesting data like the XBRL tagged items and the server log access records.

Corporate finance is an ever-changing environment. I like to peek at the Harvard Law School Governance and Financial Regulation Blog and the Columbia Law Schools Blog on Corporations and Capital Markets.