Vikrant Vig

Associate Professor of Finance

London Business School
Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8274
Fax: +44 (0)20 7000 8201
Email: vvig(at)london(dot)edu

Curriculum Vitae

Published and Forthcoming Papers

The Private Returns to Public Office, Journal of Political Economy (with F. Schulz and R. Fisman).

The Failure of Models that Predict Failure: Distance, Incentives and Defaults, forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics (with U. Rajan and A. Seru).

Access to Collateral and Corporate Debt Structure: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Journal of Finance.

Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence from Subprime Loans, (2010), Quarterly Journal of Economics (with B. Keys, T. Mukherjee and A. Seru).

How Law Affects Lending (2010), Review of Financial Studies (with R. Haselmann and K. Pistor).


Statistical Default Models and Incentives (2010), American Economic Review, P&P, (with Uday Rajan and Amit Seru).


Financial Regulation and Securitization: Evidence from Subprime Loans (2009), Journal of Monetary Economics (with B. Keys, T. Mukherjee and A. Seru).


Securitization and Distressed Loan Renegotiation: Evidence from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis (2010), Journal of Financial Economics (with T. Piskorski and A. Seru).

Lender Screening and the Role of Securitization: Evidence from Prime and Subprime Mortgage Markets, Review of Financial Studies (with B. Keys and A. Seru).

The Unintended Effects of SOX (2011), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (with V. Chhaochharia and C. Otto).

On the distribution of Lin-Kernighan travelling salesman tour lengths (2008), European Journal of Operations Research, 1, (2008) (with U. Palekar).

Working Papers

Lending in Social Networks, (with R. Haselmann and D. Schoenherr). [slides]


Labor and Capital: Is Debt a Bargaining Tool? (with E. Simintzi and P. Volpin).


 -Winner of the LECG award for the best corporate finance paper at the 2010 European Finance Association Conference.


Cultural Proximity and Loan Outcomes, (with R. Fisman and D. Paravisini).


Does Financial Structure Shape Industry Structure? Evidence from Timing of Bank Liberalization (with M. Behn, R. Haselmann and A. Seru).




Foundations of Finance


Capital Markets and Financing

Financial Economics II (PhD)



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