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Valery Polkovnichenko

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance, Northwestern University, 2000
  • Diplom, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1995
Current Research Topics
  • Demand for Active Management; Ambiguity Aversion
  • Uncertainty and Corporate Cash Holdings
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2017 - present
  • Associate Professor

    University of Texas - Dallas

    2013 - 2017
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2011 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor

    University of Texas - Dallas

    2006 - 2011
  • Assistant Professor

    University of Minnesota

    2000 - 2006
  • Gomes, Francisco, Alexander Michaelides, and Valery Polkovnichenko (2013). "Fiscal Policy and Asset Prices with Incomplete Markets," The Review of Financial Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 531-566.
  • Polkovnichenko, Valery, and Feng Zhao (2013). "Probability Weighting Functions Implied in Options Prices," Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 580-609.
  • Chapman, David A., and Valery Polkovnichenko (2011). "Risk Attitudes Toward Small and Large Bets in the Presence of Background Risk," Review of Finance, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 909-927.
  • Gomes, Francisco J., Alexander Michaelides, and Valery Polkovnichenko (2010). "Quantifying the Distortionary Fiscal Cost of 'the Bailout'," CEPR Discussion Paper, no. 7941. Centre for Economic Policy Research.
  • Polkovnichenko, Valery (2010). "Individual Investor Portfolios," in Baker, H. Kent, and John R. Nofsinger eds., Behavioral Finance: Investors, Corporations, and Markets. Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, pp. 539-557.
  • Chapman, David A., and Valery Polkovnichenko (2009). "First-Order Risk Aversion, Heterogeneity, and Asset Market Outcomes," Journal of Finance, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 1863-1887.
  • Gomes, Francisco, Alexander Michaelides, and Valery Polkovnichenko (2009). "Optimal Savings with Taxable and Tax-Deferred Accounts," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 718-735.
  • Polkovnichenko, Valery (2007). "Life-Cycle Portfolio Choice with Additive Habit Formation Preferences and Uninsurable Labor Income Risk," The Review of Financial Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 83-124.
  • Gomes, Francisco J., Alexander Michaelides, and Valery Polkovnichenko (2005). "Wealth Accumulation and Portfolio Choice with Taxable and Tax-Deferred Accounts," CEPR Discussion Paper, no. 4852. Centre for Economic Policy Research.
  • Polkovnichenko, Valery (2005). "Household Portfolio Diversification: A Case for Rank-Dependent Preferences," The Review of Financial Studies, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1467-1502.
  • Gomes, Francisco, Alexander Michaelides, and Valery Polkovnichenko (2004). "Portfolio Choice and Wealth Accumulation with Taxable and Tax-Deferred Accounts," FMG Discussion paper, no. 519: UBS Pensions Series 028. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Polkovnichenko, Valery (2004). "Limited Stock Market Participation and the Equity Premium," Finance Research Letters, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 24-34.
  • Polkovnichenko, Valery (2003). "Human Capital and the Private Equity Premium," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 831-845.
  • conference

    2017

    FMA

    Ambiguity aversion as limits to arbitrage

  • discussion

    2017

    FMA

    Discussion of "Correlation Uncertainty, Heterogeneous Beliefs, and Asset Prices" (by Junya Jiang Weidong Tian)

  • conference

    2016

    EFA

    Corporate savings and investment with permanent and transitory shocks

  • seminar

    2015

    McGill University

    Cautious risk takers: investor preferences and demand for active management

  • discussion

    2015

    Lone star finance conference

    Discussion of "Index Option Returns and Generalized Entropy Bounds" (by Yan Liu)

  • conference

    2015

    AFA

    Cautious risk takers: investor preferences and demand for active management

  • conference

    2014

    NBER SI (Capital markets and the economy)

    Corporate savings and investment with permanent and transitory shocks

  • conference

    2014

    Mitsui finance symposium, FIRS, Erasmus U Investment management conference

    Cautious risk takers: investor preferences and demand for active management

Awards
  • 2013

    FMA Asia conference

    Best paper in asset pricing

  • 1999

    Western Finance Association

    WFA Conference Kenneth Trefftz Award

Conference Organization
  • September 2008

    Lone Star Finance Conference

    Conference Organizer

  • October 2007

    Financial Management Association

    Session Organizer

Referee
  • American Economic Review
  • European Economic Review
  • Finance Research Letters
  • Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Management Science
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Review of Asset Pricing Studies
  • Review of Economic Dynamics
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Review of Financial Studies
  • Review of Finance
Professional Affiliation
  • American Finance Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society
  • Society of Financial Studies
Last update: September 5, 2017