Varouj A. Aivazian
Ph.D. (Ohio State, 1975), M.A. (Ohio State, 1973), B.S. (MIT, 1968)
Office: Max Gluskin House, 150 St. George Street, 272. Phone: 416-978-2375. Fax: 416-978-6713.
Office: University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3260. Phone: 905-828-5302.
Personal website: http://individual.utoronto.ca/vaivazian/Home.htm
Research fields: Financial economics, Law and economics
- Varouj A. Aivazian and Jeffrey Callen, "The Coase Theorem and the Theory of the Core", in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (edited by Alain Marciano and Giovanni Ramello), Springer, 2019, 1–5.
- Varouj A. Aivazian, Jiaping Qiu, Mohammad Rahaman, "Bank Loan Contracting and Corporate Diversification: Does Organizational Structure Matter to Lenders?", Journal of Financial Intermediation 24 (2) (2015), 252–282.
- Varouj A. Aivazian, Jeffrey Callen, Susan McCracken, "Experimental Tests of Core Theory and the Coase Theorem:Inefficiency and Cycling", Journal of Law and Economics 52 (November) (2009), 745–759.
- Varouj A. Aivazian, J. Qiu, Ying Ge, "The Impact of Leverage on Firm Investment: Canadian Evidence", Journal of Corporate Finance 11 (1-2) (2005), 277–291.
- Varouj A. Aivazian, Laurence Booth, V. Demirguc-Kunt, V. Maksimovic, "Capital Structures in Developing Countries", Journal of Finance 56 (2001), 87–130.
Honors and awards
- Best paper in Corporate Finance, Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, (with , with M. Rahaman and L. Sun), “Financial Shocks and Firm Performance: Evidence from Systemic Banking Crises”, 2011.
- Best Paper in Corporate Finance,Southern Finance Association Meetings,for paper (with L. Booth, V. Maksimovic and A. Demirguc-Kunt), entitled "Capital Structures in Developing Countries", 1999.
- Best Paper in Corporate Finance,Northern Finance Association Meetings,for paper (with M. Berkowitz), "Production Flexibility and Corporate Capital Structure", 1991.
Courses taught 2022–2023
- ECO1501H1S, section L5101 (St. George) • Financial Economics II • R7-9 • SS 1088
- ECO440H5S, section L0101 (UTM) • Advanced Topics in Financial Economics