Faculty & Staff Directory

Vassil Mihov

TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Institute Faculty Fellow
Theodore and Beulah Beasley Faculty Fellow
Finance Department


  • PhD, Purdue University
  • BA, Graceland College

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt Financing
  • Capital Structure
  • Option Markets
  • COVID-19

Selected Publications

  • Bizjak, John M., Swaminathan L. Kalpathy, Vassil T. Mihov, and Jue Ren, 2024, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Business Activity, and Firm Value, forthcoming at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Bizjak, John M., Swaminathan L. Kalpathy, Vassil T. Mihov, and Jue Ren, 2022, "CEO Political Leanings and Store-Level Economic Activity during COVID-19 Crisis: Effects on Shareholder Value and Public Health," The Journal of Finance 77(5), p. 2949-2986.  
  • Bizjak, John M., Swaminathan L. Kalpathy, and Vassil T. Mihov, 2019, "Performance Contingencies in CEO Equity Awards and Debt Contracting," The Accounting Review 94 (5), p. 57-82.  
  • Mayhew, S., and V. Mihov, 2004, "How Do Exchanges Select Stocks for Option Listing?" The Journal of Finance 59 (1), p. 447-472.
  • Denis, D. J., and V. Mihov, 2003, "The choice among bank debt, non-bank private debt, and public debt: Evidence from new corporate borrowings," Journal of Financial Economics 70 (1),  p. 3-28. (Lead article in the volume)

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Teaching Award for MBA core course, 2018, 2004
  • Neeley Fellows Distinguished Faculty Award, 2016
  • Selected as a “Favorite Professor” by MBA students, 2024, 2023, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Pi Beta Phi Outstanding Professor of the Semester, Fall 2010
  • Mortar Board Preferred Professor Award, 2002, 2001
  • Nominated for the TCU Wassenich Award for Mentoring, 2005
  • TCU Magnanimous McNair Mentor, 2000