Victoria Vanasco

Victoria Vanasco
Assistant Professor, Finance
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Assistant Professor of Finance
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Research Statement

Victoria Vanasco's research focuses on topics related to information asymmetries and their impact on financial markets and the real economy. Her work examines factors that lead to information and belief asymmetry, how markets provide incentives for information acquisition, and regulatory policies that can be used to increase liquidity and discipline these markets.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Asymmetric Information in Financial Markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • Security Design


Victoria Vanasco is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Victoria received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a B.A. in Economics and a Master of Finance from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, where she is from. Prior to attending Berkeley, she spent two years as a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank, where she was part of the Finance Group for Latin America.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of California Berkeley, 2014
  • MS, Finance, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, 2005
  • BA, Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, 2004

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2014-present

Awards and Honors

  • National Academy of Economic Sciences Award (ANCE), Argentina, 2017
  • Michelle R. Clayman Faculty Scholar for 2015-2016
  • Top Finance Graduate Award, Copenhagen Business School, 2014
  • Runner-up Prize Winner, Best Finance Theory Job Market Paper, Finance Theory Group, 2014
  • Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2010


Journal Articles

Victoria Vanasco. Journal of Finance. October 2017, Vol. 72, Issue 5, Pages 1937-1982.
Mario Guadamillas, Massimo Cirasino, Constantinos Stephanou, Sergio Gorjon, Tito Cordella, Jane C. Hwang, Sara Castellanos, Victoria Vanasco, Ricardo Medina, Alberto Mendoza, Jose L. Negrin, Jean-Charles Rochet, Francisco Solis. The World Bank, Financial Infrastructure Series, Payment Systems Policy and Research. October 2009.
Victoria Vanasco, Augusto de la Torre, Soledad Martinez Peria, Mercedes Politi. IFC Publication. July 2008.

Working Papers

Strategic Complexity when Seeking Approval
Vladimir Asriyan, Dana Foarta, Victoria Vanasco, March 2018
Securitization, Ratings, and Credit Supply | PDF
Brett S. Green, Brendan Daley, Victoria Vanasco, March 192017
Asset Pricing with Experience Effects | PDF
Ulrike Malmendier, Demian Pouzo, Victoria Vanasco, May 262016
Relationship Lending: Do Banks Learn? | PDF
Matthew Botsch, Victoria Vanasco, January 292016
Informed Intermediation over the Cycle
Victoria Vanasco, Vladimir Asriyan, November 172014


Degree Courses


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