Ilona Babenko

Ilona Babenko is an associate professor of finance at ASU W. P. Carey School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in finance from UC Berkeley. Ilona has published in top academic journals, and her work has been featured in media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes.

The Rise of Business Politicians

Over the last two decades, the share of senior corporate executives holding national political office has increased in the United States as well as...

Why Are So Many Executives Running for Office These Days?

New research documents a sharp increase in the number of corporate executives in elected federal office between 1980 and 2014. But why do they...

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