Anzhela Knyazeva

Senior Financial Economist
Office of Corporate Finance

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Economics, New York University - Stern School of Business

Fields of Interest

  • Payout Policy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financing Policy
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
  • Senior Financial Economist
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2016-present
  • Financial Economist
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2014-2016
  • Knyazeva, Anzhela, Diana Knyazeva, and Leonard Kostovetsky, Investor Heterogeneity and Trading, 2017, European Financial Management (accepted)
  • Kose John, Anzhela Knyazeva, and Diana Knyazeva, 2015, Employee Rights and Acquisitions, Journal of Financial Economics 118(1), 49-69.
  • Kose John, Anzhela Knyazeva, and Diana Knyazeva, 2015, Governance and Payout Precommitment, Journal of Corporate Finance 33, 101-117.
  • Anzhela Knyazeva, Diana Knyazeva and Ron Masulis, 2013, The Supply of Corporate Directors and Board Independence, Review of Financial Studies 26(6), 1561–1605.
  • Anzhela Knyazeva, Diana Knyazeva and Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2013, Ownership Change, Institutional Development, and Performance, Journal of Banking and Finance 37(7), 2605-2627.
  • Anzhela Knyazeva and Diana Knyazeva, 2012, Does Being Your Bank's Neighbor Matter?, Journal of Banking and Finance 36(4), 1194-1209.
  • Anzhela Knyazeva, Diana Knyazeva and Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2012, Crises and Contagion: A Survey, In Lucey, B., Larkin, C. (Eds.): What if Ireland Defaults? [adaptation appears in Phillips, T. (Ed.): Europe on the Brink; Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Periphery, 2014.]
  • Anzhela Knyazeva and Diana Knyazeva, 2012, Product Market Competition and Shareholder Rights: International Evidence, European Financial Management 18(4), 663-694.
  • Kose John, Anzhela Knyazeva and Diana Knyazeva, 2011, Does Geography Matter? Firm Location and Corporate Payout Policy,  Journal of Financial Economics 101(3), 533-551.
  • Anzhela Knyazeva, Diana Knyazeva and Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2009, Ownership Changes and Access to External Financing, Journal of Banking and Finance 33(10), 1804-1816.
  • Ivanov, Vladimir, and Anzhela Knyazeva, Soft and Hard Information and Signal Extraction in Securities Crowdfunding.
  • Gullapalli, Rachita, and Anzhela Knyazeva, Foreign Issuer Puzzle in Emerging Growth Company IPOs.
  • Knyazeva, Anzhela, Financial Innovation in Microcap Public Offerings.
  • Knyazeva, Anzhela and Diana Knyazeva, Firm Complexity.
  • Knyazeva, Anzhela, Diana Knyazeva, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Creditor Rights and Aggregate Factors in Lending Terms.
  • Knyazeva, Anzhela, Diana Knyazeva, and Charu Raheja, Dissimilar Directors and Coordination within Corporate Boards.
  • Knyazeva, Anzhela and Diana Knyazeva, Dividend Smoothing: An Agency Explanation and New Evidence.
  • U.S. Securities-based Crowdfunding Under Title III of the JOBS Act, White paper.
  • Regulation A+: What Do We Know So Far? White paper.
Conference Activities
  • Discussant, 2018 Midwest Finance Association Conference (scheduled)
  • Discussant, 2017 Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting
  • Paper presentation, 2017, Market Structure Conference: Market Microstructure & Capital Formation (FINRA/Columbia University)
  • Paper presentation, 2017 NYU Economics PhD Alumni Conference, New York University
  • Discussant, 2017 Financial Management Association Conference
  • Discussant, 2016 Financial Management Association Conference
  • Panel presentation, 2016 American Economic Association Conference
  • Discussant, 2015 Financial Management Association Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2015 Conference on Investor Protection, Corporate Governance, and Fraud Prevention, George Mason University School of Business
  • Paper presentation, 2015 NYU Economics PhD Alumni Conference, New York University C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics
  • Paper presentation (by co-author), 2015 International Banking, Economics and Finance Association
  • Discussant, 2015 American Finance Association Conference
  • Paper presentation (by co-author), 2013 European Finance Association Conference
  • Discussant, 2013 Financial Management Association Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2013 European Financial Management Association Conference
  • Discussant, 2013 European Financial Management Association Conference
  • Discussant, 2013 American Finance Association Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2012 American Finance Association Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2012 Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference
Other Presentations
  • University of Texas San Antonio, seminar, 2018 (scheduled)​
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, seminar, 2017
  • NASAA 2017 Public Policy Conference, JOBS Act implementation panel, 2017
  • American University, seminar, 2014

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