Hosein Maleki

Hosein Maleki is an assistant professor of finance at Florida State University’s College of Business. His research focuses on the political economy of finance, firm-bank relationship, financial distress and corporate governance. His writing has appeared in leading academic journals, among them the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Finance. Maleki’s work has also been presented at various finance conferences, including the annual meetings of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and American Finance Association (AFA). Prior to joining Florida State, he served as assistant professor of finance at Temple University and was a visiting scholar at NYU Stern’s Finance Department. Website: http://www.hmaleki.info

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, showing that...

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