Viktoria Staneva

Viktoriya Staneva

Phone: (603) 862-2481
Office: Accounting & Finance, Paul College Rm 337, Durham, NH 03824

Viktoriya B. Staneva is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She earned her PhD in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, where she developed an interest in the field of empirical corporate finance.

Viktoriya’s research investigates the efficient operation of debt markets and the capital structure decisions of the firm. She is also currently working on research projects with a focus on corporate governance and behavioral finance.

Courses Taught

  • ACFI 704: Derivative Securities &Markets
  • ACFI 870: Programming in Finance
  • ACFI/FIN 804/704: Derivative Securities
  • ADMN 570: Intro to Financial Mgmt\Honors
  • FIN 704: Derivatives


  • Ph.D., Finance, CUNY Baruch College
  • M.Phil., Finance, CUNY Baruch College
  • B.S., Finance, Ramapo College Nj

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG
  • Gender Equality

Selected Publications

  • Krystyniak, K., & Staneva, V. (2024). The myth of tightening credit rating standards in the market for corporate debt. Journal of Banking & Finance, 162, 107122. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2024.107122

  • Staneva, V. (2024). CEO turnovers and capital structure persistence. Accounting & Finance, 64(1), 693-721. doi:10.1111/acfi.13163

  • Krystyniak, K., & Staneva, V. (2023). Is this rating worth it? The benefits of credit ratings in the dynamic tradeoff model. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 19(5), 1147-1177. doi:10.1108/ijmf-08-2022-0346

  • He, Z., Miletkov, M. K., & Staneva, V. (2023). New kids on the block: The effect of Generation X directors on corporate performance. Journal of Empirical Finance, 71, 66-87. doi:10.1016/j.jempfin.2023.02.001

  • Shea, C. M., Malone, M. F. T., Griffith, J. A., Staneva, V., Graham, K. J., & Banyard, V. (2021). Please Feel Free to Intervene: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Consequences of Bystander Behavioral Expectations. JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION. doi:10.1037/dhe0000348