Gabriele Lattanzio, PhD

Assistant professor

  • Kazakhstan

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Dr. Lattanzio is an Assistant Professor at the Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Dr. Lattanzio's research interests are in empirical corporate finance and financial economics. His research has been on several high-quality conference programs, including the American Economic Association (AEA) annual meeting, the European Economic Association (EEA) annual meeting, and the European Finance Association (EFA) annual meeting, among others. His papers have won multiple awards at conferences and they have been included in several SSRN's eJournal Top Ten download lists. Dr. Lattanzio is in the top 10% authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months. 
Dr. Lattanzio completed is Ph.D in Finance from the University of Oklahoma in 4 years, and his dissertation committee was co-chaired by Lubomir Litov and William Megginson, and included Gustavo Grullon, Scott Linn, and Wayne Thomas. Before joining the Nazarbayev University, Dr. Lattanzio spent one year as visiting Faculty Member at the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and one year as a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).


[1] Can Restructuring Gains Be Sustained Without Ownership Changes? Evidence from Withdrawn Privatizations - with William L. Megginson. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 56 (4) (2021): pp: 1476-1504.

[2] International Relations and Sovereign Wealth Funds’ Political Value: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment - with William L. Megginson, Wake Forest Law Review 52 (2017): pp: 857-870.

[3] Failed Privatizations: a European Perspective, The Privatization Barometer Report 2015/2016 - Two Record years herald an ongoing privatization wave, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei & KPMG.

Research interests

Market for Corporate Control


State Ownership & Privatizations

Cybersecurity Risk

Environmental Risk


Private Equity

Financial Markets and Institutions


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