Marina Martynova

Financial Economist
Office of Litigation Economics

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Finance, Tilburg University, 2006
  • M.A. Economics, CERGE-EI Charles University, 2002
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. Engineering, Economics and Management, St. Petersburg State Engineering Economic University​, 1999

Fields of Interest

  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Institutional investors
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Financial Economist
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2016-present
  • Principal
    Cornerstone Research
    2009–2016

  • Assistant Professor of Finance
    The University of Sheffield Management School
    2006–2009

  • Research Fellow and Lecturer
    Tilburg University
    2002–2006​

  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2011, Evidence on the International Evolution and Convergence of Corporate Governance Regulations, Journal of Corporate Finance 17(5).
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2011, The Performance of the European Market for Corporate Control: Evidence from the 5th Takeover Wave, European Financial Management 17(2).
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2009, What Determines the Financing Decision in Corporate Takeovers: Cost of Capital, Agency Problems, or the Means of Payment?, Journal of Corporate Finance 15(3).
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2008, Spillover of Corporate Governance Standards in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Journal of Corporate Finance 14 (3).
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2008, A Century of Corporate Takeovers: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Stand?, Journal of Banking and Finance 32 (10).
  • Goergen, Marc, Marina Martynova and Luc Renneboog, 2005, Corporate Governance Convergence: Evidence From Takeover Regulation Reforms in Europe, Oxford Review of Economic Policy 21 (2).

Other Professional Publications:

  • Eastman, Greg, David Marcus and Marina Martynova, June 26, 2012, Comment on the Proposed Amendment to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Securities Fraud and Similar Offenses, Law360, New York.
  • Eastman, Greg, David Marcus and Marina Martynova, October 11, 2011,  The Increasing Importance of Loss Causation Analysis in Criminal Cases, Law360, New York.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2008, Do Differences in Corporate Governance Standards in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Create Synergy Value?, New Modes of Governance Policy Brief 29.

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2012, An International Corporate Governance Index, in M. Wright, D. Siegel, K. Keasey, I. Filatotchev (eds.), Handbook of Corporate Governance, Oxford University Press.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2011, The Sources of Financing and the Means of Payment in Mergers and Acquisitions, in H. K. Baker and H. Kiymaz (eds.), The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions, Kolb Series in Finance, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2011, Takeover Regulation Around the World, in H. K. Baker and H. Kiymaz (eds.), The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions, Kolb Series in Finance, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2010, Spillover of Corporate Governance Standards in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, in B. E. Eckbo (ed.), Corporate Takeovers: Modern Empirical Developments, Vol. 2: Bidding Strategies, Financing, and Corporate Control, Elsevier.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2010, Corporate Takeovers and Wealth Creation, in: H. K. Baker and R. Anderson (eds.), Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2010, Spillover of Corporate Governance Standards in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, in A. Pacces (ed.), The Law and Economics of Corporate Governance: Changing Perspectives, Edward Elgar.
  • Martynova, Marina, Sjord Oosting and Luc Renneboog, 2007, The Long-term Operating Performance of European Mergers and Acquisitions, in G. Gregoriou and L. Renneboog (eds.) International Mergers and Acquisitions Activity since 1990: Recent Research and Quantitative Analysis, Massachusetts: Elsevier.
  • Martynova, Marina and Luc Renneboog, 2006, Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe, in L. Renneboog (ed.), Advances in Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Martynova, Marina, 2006, The Market for Corporate Control and Corporate Governance Regulation in Europe, Tilburg: CentER PhD Series.​

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