Denis Davydov

Yliopistonlehtori, finance

Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen yksikkö, Rahoitus
029 449 8468
Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa
Tervahovi D344
by appointment


I am a faculty member at the School of Accounting and Finance since 2014. My research interests focus on financial institutions and corporate financial decision-making with a particular emphasis on capital and ownership structures, bank-firm relationships, performance and behavior of banks.


In addition to Master's and Bachelor's Theses supervision, I teach the following courses on the EPAS-accredited Master's Degree Program in Finance:

  • Commercial Banking (LASK3071)
  • Investments (LASK3018)
  • Research in Financial Analysis (LASK3015)
  • Introduction to Master's Thesis Research in Finance (LASK3004)
  • International Strategic Management (JOHT3003)

I have also supervised Bachelor's Theses and gave lectures on Principles of Finance at the Stockholm Business School of the Stockholm University.


Published articles in refereed journals:

Davydov, D., Fungácová, Z. & Weill, L. (2018). Cyclicality of bank liquidity creation. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Vol. 55, 81-93. PDF full article

Davydov, D. (2018). Does state ownership of banks matter? Russian evidence from the financial crisis. Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Vol. 17, 1-38. PDF Video

Davydov, D., Florestedt, O., Peltomäki, J. & Schön, M. (2017). Portfolio performance across genders and generations: The role of financial innovation. International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 50, 44-51. Abstract PDF

Davydov, D., Tikkanen, J. & Äijö, J. (2016). Magic formula vs. traditional value investment strategies in the Finnish stock market. Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 65, 38-54. PDF

Davydov, D. (2016). Debt structure and corporate performance in Emerging Markets. Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 38, 299-311. Abstract PDF

Davydov, D. & Swidler, S. (2016). Reading Russian tea leaves: Assessing the quality of bank financial statements with the Benford distribution. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Vol. 19, 1-20. Abstract

Davydov, D., Nikkinen, J. & Vähämaa, S. (2014). Does the decision to issue public debt affect firm valuation? Russian evidence. Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 20, 136-151. Abstract PDF

Davydov, D. & Vähämaa, S. (2013). Debt source choices and stock market performance of Russian firms during the financial crisis. Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 15, 148-159. Abstract PDF

Book chapters:

Davydov, D. & Swidler, S. (2016). Auditing bank financial statements in emerging market countries: the use of the Benford distribution in "Risk management in emerging markets: issues, framework, and modeling". Emerald, ISBN: 978-1-78635-452-5 Book Chapter

Selected working papers:

Financial stability and public confidence in banks, with L. Chernykh and J. Sihvonen PDF

Bank liquidity creation and systemic risk, with S. Vähämaa and S. Yasar PDF

Investor attention allocation and portfolio performance, with J. Peltomäki and I. Khrashchevskyi PDF

Longer research visits

Clemson University, College of Business, Clemson, SC, USA - visiting researcher, November 2018; November 2019

Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden - visiting researcher, August-September 2018

Bank of Finland (BOFIT), Helsinki, Finland - visiting researcher, April-May 2016; August-September 2017

Auburn University, AL, USA - visiting researcher, November 2015

Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK - associate researcher, November-December 2013

Most recent invitations for presentations & discussions

Bank of Finland (BOFIT) research seminar, November 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Avanza Bank research seminar, September 2019 - Stockholm, Sweden

Center for Economic Studies and Bank of Finland Workshop on Banking and Institutions, April 2019 - Munich, Germany

8th CInSt Banking Workshop, HSE - October 2018, Moscow, Russia

Stockholm Business School finance research seminar, September 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden

Bank of Finland (BOFIT) research seminar, September 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Workshop on Banking and Institutions, May 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Stockholm Business School finance research seminar, February 2017 - Stockholm, Sweden

Bank of Finland (BOFIT) research seminar, February 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

6th CInST Banking Workshop, HSE, October 2016 - Moscow, Russia

Conference on China's Financial Markets and the Global Economy, September 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Bank of Finland (BOFIT) research seminar, April 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

5th CInST Banking Workshop, HSE, October 2015 - Moscow, Russia

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