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Alexander Gorbenko

Assistant Professor of Finance

  • MA (New Economic School, Moscow), PhD (Stanford)

Dr Alexander Gorbenko became an Assistant Professor of Finance at London Business School in 2010. In the same year he obtained a Finance PhD from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He also holds degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics, graduated in 2004) and New Economic School, Moscow (an MA in Economics, graduated in 2005).

His research interests are capital structure, financial auctions, mergers and acquisitions, and industrial organisation.

Dr Gorbenko has had research papers published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. Alexander has been awarded the NASDAQ OMX Award for the best asset pricing paper by the Western Finance Association and the Best Paper Award at the Mitsui Symposium on Finance. He teaches at the Masters in Management (MiM) program and has been awarded the MiM 2014 Best Teacher Award.

On Leave of Absence for 2014-15.

NASDAQ OMX Award for the Best Paper on Asset Pricing, Western Finance Association, 2012.

SAC Capital PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, Western Finance Association, 2010.


NYSE Euronext Student Travel Grant, Western Finance Association, 2008.


Best Paper Award, 13th Mitsui Symposium on Finance, University of Michigan, 2007.


Stanford GSB Fellowship, Stanford GSB, 2005-2010.


Best Student Paper AwardNew Economic School, 2005.


NES Extended Stipend (awarded for high GPA), 2004-2005.


Various Awards at Regional Mathematical Olympiads, Ukraine, 1996-1998.

Research Interests

Capital structure, financial auctions, mergers and acquisitions, industrial organisation.