Pavel Savor

Pavel Savor is a professor of finance and Christopher L. Keeley Chair in Investment Management at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Management Science, and has been featured in national news and business periodicals including the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. It has also won several awards, including the Amundi Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize at the Journal of Finance and the Spängler-IQAM Award for the Best Investments Paper at the Review of Finance.

Reaching for Influence: Do Banks Use Loans to Establish Political Connections?

A new study examines whether privately-owned banks seek political influence by offering preferred loan terms to corporate borrowers with valuable political connections,...

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