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Sergey Barabanov

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • B.A., Business Administration, Finance, Washington State University
    M.B.A., Concentration in Investments and Portfolio Management, Washington State University
    M.S., International Economics & Management, University of Maryland / Far Eastern National University
    Ph.D., Finance, Washington State University
  • Expertise
  • Investments, valuation, investment management, securities litigation, fixed income, distressed investments, risk management.
  • Research Interests
  • Institutional investors, corporate governance, information asymmetry, securities litigation, behavioral finance and socially responsible investing.

Sergey S. Barabanov, PhD, is an associate professor of finance. He teaches graduate and undergraduate investments, corporate finance, fixed income and financial management courses. He has also developed two “professor plus professional” courses, which professors teach alongside industry executives. His teaching innovation brings together academic knowledge with the latest hands-on investment experience for students. Barabanov has always been passionate about providing new opportunities for students and bringing the latest research findings to his courses.

Barabanov’s current research focuses on institutional investors, corporate governance, information asymmetry, securities litigation, behavioral finance and socially responsible investing. He has received a number of recognitions and awards for his work. His research has been published in highly recognized journals and presented at numerous conferences. Barabanov has served as a CFO, controller, chief accounting officer and a business consultant for several international firms and government agencies.

  • Barabanov, S. S. (2008). International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences Vol 4, 2nd ed. In William A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), Investors, institutional (pp. 135-137). Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference
  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27
  • Barabanov, S. S., Ozocak, O., Pukthuanthong, K., & Walker, T. J. (2013). Underwriters and broken Chinese wall: Institutional holdings and post-IPO securities litigation. Journal of Financial Research, (36)(4), pp. 543-578
  • Barabanov, S. S., Ozocak, O., Turtle, H., & Walker, T. (2008). Institutional investors and shareholder litigation. Financial Management, (37)(2), pp. 227-250
  • Barabanov, S. S., & Avdeyeva, T. V. (2007). Adopting a theoretical framework for teaching finance: A Vygotskian perspective. Advances in Financial Education, (5), pp. 62-76
  • Walker, T., Thiengtham, D., Ozocak, O., & Barabanov, S. S. (2007). The role of indemnification agreements and legal liability in railroad disasters: A financial market perspective. International Journal of Managerial Finance, (3)(4), pp. 338-359
  • Walker, T. J., Pakthuanthong, K., & Barabanov, S. S. (2006). On the stock market's reaction to major railroad accidents: an empirical analysis. (45)(5), pp. 23-39

  • Diplomas of All-Russian Academic Olympiads, 1990
  • Diplomas of All-Russian Student Scientific Conferences, Moscow Physics Technical Institute, 1990
  • Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Russian Federation, 1990
  • Graduated with Excellency, Far Eastern National University, 1996
  • Outstanding Paper Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2008

  • AFA - American Finance Association
  • FMA - Financial Management Association
  • WFA - Western Finance Association
  • FMA-Financial Management Association, Reviewer
  • FMA-Financial Management Association, Reviewer
  • Midwest Finance Association, Reviewer
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Reviewer

  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2002 - 2009)
  • Instructor - Finance Department, Washington State University, (1997 - 2001)
  • Research Assistant, Washington State University, (1997 - 2001)
  • Financial Director and CFO, Project Aid Inc., (1999 - 2001)
  • Staff Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International, (1995 - 1997)
  • Chief Accountant and Financial Manager, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International and United States Agency for International Development, Vladivostok (1995 - 1996)
  • Staff Consultant and Interpreter, International Executive Service Corps, (1994 - 1994)
  • Executive Assistant to President and Consultant, Dalreo, Inc., (1991 - 1994)