Simon Business School

Faculty Profile

Boris Nikolov
(On Leave)
Assistant Professor of Finance
Phone: 585.275.3491
Office: 3-160B Carol Simon Hall


Professor Nikolov holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Prior to joining the Simon School, he spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Nikolov's research has been published in the Journal of Finance.

Teaching Interests

His teaching interests are in corporate and entrepreneurial finance.

Research Interests

Professor Nikolov has research interests in theoretical and empirical corporate finance. His recent resarch investigates the effects of real market frictions and agency conflicts on firms’ financing, cash holdings and investment policy.

Professional History

Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
July 2009 -
Instructor (Investments, M. Sc.)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2008 - 2009
Teaching Assistant
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2004 - 2008


Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - 2009
Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - 2008
Visiting Scholar, Finance Department
Univesity of Lausanne - 2008
Ph D
Univesity of Lausanne - 2003
Banking & Finance
University of Geneva - 2002


Corporate Governance and Capital Structure Dynamics
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Finance
Volume: 67
Issue: 3

Current Research Programs

CEO Preferences and Expected Returns
Testing Dynamic Agency Theory via Structural Estimation: The Case of Entrepreneurial Finance
Valuing Financial Flexibility: A Structural Estimation Approach