Portrait of Professor Vikrant Vig

Professor Vikrant Vig : Associate

Vikrant is Professor of Finance at London Business School. His research interests lie in the area of financial contracting and include: financial intermediation, firm choice of optimal debt structure, corporate governance, and law and finance. His papers have been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He was previously Editor of the Review of Finance and currently serves on the advisory board of that journal. He is also currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation. Vikrant has won several awards for his research and his work has been featured in leading media outlets, including the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Vikrant's specialisms include:


  • Skrastins, J. and Vig, V. (2019), ‘How organizational hierarchy affects information production’, Review of Financial Studies, 32:2, pp. 564–604.

  • Fisman, R., Paravisini, D. and Vig, V. (2017), ‘Cultural proximity and loan outcomes’, American Economic Review, 107:2, pp. 457–492.

  • Simintzi, E., Vig, V. and Volpin, P. (2015), ‘Labor protection and leverage’, Review of Financial Studies, 28:2, pp. 561–591.

  • Vig, V. (2013), ‘Access to collateral and corporate debt structure: evidence from a natural experiment’, Journal of Finance, 68:3, pp. 881–928.

  • Piskorski, T., Seru, A. and Vig V. (2010), ‘Securitization and distressed loan renegotiation: Evidence from the subprime mortgage crisis’, Journal of Financial Economics, 97:3, pp. 369–397.

  • Vig, V., Keys, B., Mukherjee, T. and Seru, A. (2010), ‘Did securitization lead to lax screening: Evidence from subprime loans 2001-2006’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125:1, pp. 307–36.


  • PhD, Columbia University, USA

  • Master of Finance, University of Illinois, USA

  • MBA, University of Illinois, USA

  • MSc Engineering, University of Illinois, USA

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delhi, India

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