Ekaterina Volkova

Ekaterina Volkova

Associate Professor, Department of Finance

University of Melbourne

About me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne. My research focuses primarily on corporate governance and the oversight of publicly traded companies. In particular, my work explores the impact of large shareholders and regulators (such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice) on corporate policies and dynamics. The methodologies in my papers utilize textual analysis and basic machine learning applications to extract quantitative information from textual disclosures.

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Disclosure
  • Financial Regulations
  • Large Shareholders
  • PhD in Finance, 2017

    SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

  • MA in Economics, 2012

    New Economic School

  • MS in Mathematics, 2011

    Moscow State University



Blockholder Ownership Dataset
This dataset covers positions of all large shareholders in all US public companies from 1998 until 2023.
Regulatory Fragmentation
Company-year specific measure of regulatory fragmentation.