Vijay Yerramilli

Associate Professor


Vijay Yerramilli received his Ph.D. in Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 2005. Prior to joining the University of Houston in 2010, he was an Assistant Professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Financial Institutions, Contracting, Entrepreneurial Finance


  • "Debt Maturity Structure and Credit Quality" (with Radhakrishnan Gopalan and Fenghua Song) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2014, Forthcoming.
  • "Stronger Risk Controls, Lower Risk: Evidence from U.S. Bank Holding Companies" (with Andrew Ellul) Journal of Finance, 2013.
  • "Moral Hazard, Hold-up, and the Optimal Allocation of Control Rights" RAND Journal of Economics, 2011.
  • Does poor performance damage the reputation of financial intermediaries? Evidence from the loan syndication market (with Radhakrishnan Gopalan and Vikram Nanda), Journal of Finance, 2011.
  • Why do firms form new banking relationships? (with Radhakrishnan Gopalan and Greg Udell), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2011.
  • Entrepreneurial Finance: Banks versus Venture Capital (with Andrew Winton), Journal of Financial Economics, 2008.
  • The effect of decimalization on the components of the bid-ask spread (with Scott Gibson and Rajdeep Singh), Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2003.

Contact Info

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  • FINA 8373: Topics in Empirical Corporate Finance (PhD)
  • FINA 7A10: Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation (MBA)
  • FINA 7A33: Mergers and Acquisitions (MBA)


Ph.D., 2005, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
MBA, 1996, Indian Institute of Management
B. Tech, 1994, Indian Institute of Technology