Spyridon Lagaras

Assistant Professor of Finance

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Mervis Hall, Office 334

3950 Roberto Clemente Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Email: slagaras@katz.pitt.edu

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Primary Fields of Research:

  • Corporate Finance

  • Labor and Finance

  • Entrepreneurship


[1] Revealing Corruption: Firm and Worker Level Evidence from Brazil (with Emanuele Colonnelli, Jacopo Ponticelli, Mounu Prem and Margarita Tsoutsoura)

Journal of Financial Economics,143(3), March 2022, 1097-1119

[SSRN Version: December 2021] [NBER Version: January 2022] [Published Version: March 2022]

  • Presentations (*Coauthors): CEPR/IGC Conference on Labor Markets in Developing Countries · Joint CEPR Conferences on Incentive, Management and Organization and Entrepreneurship* · CEP/DoM Capabilities Seminars* · Chicago Booth Stigler Center Political Economy Conference* · MFA Conference · IFN Stockholm* · University of Chicago (Booth) · Cornell University (Johnson)*

Working Papers

[2] M&As, Employee Costs and Labor Reallocation

Revise and Resubmit (Second Round)

[SSRN Version: April 2021]

  • Presentations: Stanford Institute of Theoretical Economics Summer Workshop · CMU-Pitt-PSU Finance Conference · CSEF and RCFS Conference on Finance, Labor and Inequality · CEPR Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance

[3] The Labor Effects of Pro-Labor Bias in Bankruptcy (with Aloisio Araujo, Rafael Ferreira, Jacopo Ponticelli, Flavio Moraes and Margarita Tsoutsoura)

Revise and Resubmit

[SSRN Version: July 2022] [NBER Version: July 2021]

  • Presentations (*Coauthors): Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Online Seminar · AFA Conference · University of British Columbia (Sauder)* · University of Kentucky (Gatton)* · Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)* · Central European University* · London Business School* · City University London* · RIDGE Public Economics Workshop · Red Rock Conference · EFA Conference · FIRS Conference · SFS Cavalcade Conference · CEPR Adam Smith Workshop · Labor and Finance Group Online Seminar · Penn State University (Smeal)* · University of Toronto Finance Conference* · University of Essex* · University of Groningen* · Cornell University (Johnson)* · Northwestern University (Kellogg)* · University of Mannheim* · CMU-Pitt-PSU Finance Conference

[4] Entrepreneurship and the Platform Economy: Evidence from U.S. Tax Returns (with Matthew Denes and Margarita Tsoutsoura)

[Draft Under Disclosure Review]

  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Early Career Research Award

  • Presentations: NFA Conference (Scheduled) · Corporate Finance Day (Scheduled) · Red Rock Conference (Scheduled) · CEPR Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance (Scheduled) · WFA Conference · LBS Summer Finance Symposium · Munich Summer Institute · Northeastern University Finance Conference · Labor and Finance Group Conference · Craig Holden Memorial Finance Conference · FSU SunTrust Beach Conference · RCFS Winter Conference · U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Tax Analysis

[5] Women in the Financial Sector (with Maria-Teresa Marchica, Elena Simintzi and Margarita Tsoutsoura)

[SSRN Version: March 2022]

  • Presentations (*Coauthors): AFA Conference (Scheduled) · MFA Conference · University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Isenberg)* · University of Oregon (Lundquist)* · Georgia State University (Robinson)* · EFA Conference* · University of Pittsburgh (Katz)* · Corporate Finance Webinar Paris* · Tel Aviv University (Coller)* · University of Calgary (Haskayne)* · Alliance Manchester Business School* · Cambridge Finance Seminars*

[6] First Come, First Served: The Timing of Government Support and its Impact on Firms (with Matthew Denes and Margarita Tsoutsoura)

[SSRN Version: May 2021]

  • Presentations (*Coauthors): ECGI Corporations and Covid-19 Conference · FMA Conference* · University of British Columbia (Sauder)* · Cornell University (Johnson)* · Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)* · ICEA Public Policy Lessons Conference

  • Featured in: 2022 Trends in Entrepreneurship Report

[7] Corporate Takeovers and Labor Restructuring

[SSRN Version: November 2021]

  • Presentations: ABFER, CEPR and CUHK First Annual Symposium in Financial Economics · Baltimore Area Finance Conference · University of Connecticut · McGill University (Desautels) · Baruch College (Zicklin) · Tilburg University · Cornell University (Johnson) · Southern Methodist University (Cox) · Federal Reserve Board · University of Pittsburgh (Katz) · Ohio State University (Fisher) · University of Kentucky (Gatton) · University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Gies)

[8] Enfranchisement of Low-Skilled and Public Employment (with Rodrigo Schneider and Margarita Tsoutsoura)

[Draft Coming Soon]

  • Presentations (*Coauthors): Skidmore College*

[9] Family Control and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from the Great Recession (with Margarita Tsoutsoura)

[SSRN Version: June 2015]

  • Presentations (*Coauthors): CMU-Pitt-PSU Finance Conference · EFA Conference · WFA Conference · Harvard Business School* · Sixth UNC/Duke Corporate Finance Conference · OSU Corporate Finance Conference · The CERP Second European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics · University of Chicago (Booth) · University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Gies)

[10] The Bank Lending Channel and Corporate Innovation

[Draft Coming Soon]

  • Presentations: Third CERP European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics · Seventh USPTO/Searle Center Conference on Innovation Economics · Third World Bank/Bank of Spain Academic Conference in Financing Growth · Bank Of Finland and CEPR Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation and Growth Conference · Australasian Finance and Banking PhD Forum · University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Gies)