Boris Nikolov is a Swiss Finance Institute Full Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne. He holds a Junior Chair from the Swiss Finance Institute. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Rochester. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Lausanne.
Professor Nikolov’s primary areas of research are corporate finance and corporate governance. In particular, he works in the area of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) finance where he develops novel corporate governance indices. Recently, he has focused on how Artificial Intelligence can help address corporate finance questions. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.