SEC -​ Senior Financial Economist

Vladimir I. Ivanov, Ph.D.

Vladimir Ivanov is a senior economist with the Office of Corporate Finance at the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and has been with the Commission since 2009. His areas of expertise include public and private securities offerings, small business financing, and venture capital and private equity.

At the SEC, he has worked on a number of Dodd-Frank rulemakings primarily related to corporate disclosure and executive compensation. Most recently, he has been the lead economist on two JOBS Act rulemakings –Title III: Crowdfunding and Title II: General Solicitation – and has participated in the JOBS Act Title IV: Regulation A rulemaking.

At the Commission, he has also designed and executed economic studies on the capital raising in the Regulation D market, disclosure and capital raising in the OTC market, and shell reverse mergers in the OTC market. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and other prestigious academic journals. He has received the Commission’s Economic Research Award.

Before Coming to the Commission, Vladimir was an assistant professor in Finance at the University of Kansas Business School where he taught classes in corporate finance, investments, and entrepreneurial finance. He received his B.S. in Finance from the University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria), MBA in Finance from the University of Memphis, and PhD in Finance from Vanderbilt University.