Victoria Ivashina

Lovett-Learned Professor of Business Administration

Victoria Ivashina is a Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She also serves on the editorial boards of the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and the Journal of Banking and Finance

Professor Ivashina’s research is in applied corporate finance, with a focus on credit markets, financial institutions, and private equity. Professor Ivashina has made numerous presentations to academic and practitioner audiences. Her research has appeared in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Monetary Economics and has been covered in prominent media outlets including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Professor Ivashina was awarded Harvard Business School’s Berol Fellowship and Hellman Family Fellowship for research excellence.

Professor Ivashina holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (2006) and a B.A. in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1998). Before beginning her doctoral studies, she worked at the Superintendency of Banks and Insurance of the Peruvian Ministry of Finance.

Professor Ivashina currently teaches Private Equity Finance, a second-year course in Harvard Business School’s MBA program.