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Svetlana Petrova

Assistant Professor
Accounting and Finance
Phone: (603) 862-3352
Office: UNH Accounting and Finance, Paul College 370C, Durham, NH 03824

Svetlana Petrova is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida.

Svetlana's research revolves around FinTech, empirical investments, behavioral finance, and labor effects in corporate finance. Her current research activity primarily focuses on the financial markets’ reactions to cybersecurity breaches. She also conducts research in other related topics, including high-frequency trading and market microstructure, real estate finance, as well as digital economy and regulation under cybersecurity scrutiny.

Courses Taught

  • ACFI 810: Big Data in Finance
  • ACFI/FIN 810/710: Big Data in Finance
  • FIN 701: Financial Policy


  • Ph.D., Economics, Middle Tenn St Univ
  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • M.B.A., Strategic Management, Moscow Intl Higher Bus School
  • M.S., Finance, Financial Univ, Russian Fed
  • B.B.A., Finance, Financial Univ, Russian Fed

Research Interests

  • Finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Investments and Securities

Selected Publications

  • Petrova, S. (2023). Information Technology in Working Capital Management. In T. Barkley, H. K. Baker, & G. Filbeck (Eds.), Working Capital Management (pp. 542 pages). World Scientific.

  • Petrova, S. (2022, November 10). Do Firms Prefer Overqualified Employees? The Impact of Financial Crises on Returns to Education. In Northeast Business and Economics Association, 2022. Portsmouth, NH.

  • Petrova, S. (2023, January 4). Are U.S. Public Pension Funds CIOs Overpaid? Understanding the Role of the CIOs Pedigree in the Pension Funds’ Performance. In AFFECT Workshop 2023. New Orleans, LA.

  • Petrova, S., & Naranjo, A. (2022, November 16). Trading Ahead of the Disclosure: Cybersecurity Breaches. In Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting. Key West, FL.

  • Petrova, S., & Naranjo, A. (2022, October 19). Trading Ahead of the Disclosure: Cybersecurity Breaches. In Financial Management Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

  • Petrova, S., & Naranjo, A. (2022, December 1). Trading Ahead of the Disclosure: Cybersecurity Breaches. In Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Innovation Symposium. Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Petrova, S. (2020, November 12). Northeast Business and Economics Association.