Yaniv Grinstein

Yaniv Grinstein

  • Adjunct Professor

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Faculty Area

Faculty Expertise

  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Professor Yaniv Grinstein has been a full-time faculty member at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management for 15 years. He is currently serving part time at Johnson as an adjunct professor of finance. Professor Grinstein's research and teaching interests are in corporate finance and corporate governance. Grinstein has been published in several journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, The Journal of Financial Intermediation, and others. His research has been widely cited in major newspapers, such as The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Forbes, Time, and Washington Post, as well as in Congress hearings. Grinstein is an editor at Corporate Governance: an International Review and an associate editor at the Financial Review. He was an associate editor at Management Science between 2013-2106. He is the recipient of the Management Science Distinguished Service Award in 2014, the Best Teacher Award from the Cornell Executive MBA Program in 2018, 2016, and 2013, the Best Paper Award from The Journal of Financial Intermediation in 2006, and the Best Paper in Corporate Finance Award from the Southwestern Finance Association in 2005. He is also the recipient of the Clifford H. Whitcomb faculty fellowship in 2004-2005. Between the years 2006-2007 he visited the Securities and Exchange Commission as a visiting academic scholar.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5580 - Corporate Financial Policy
  • NBAE 5650 - Corporate Governance
  • NBA 5650 - Corporate Governance
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading & Research
  • NCCE 5060 - Managerial Finance
  • NCCB 5060 - Managerial Finance
  • NBAE 6060 - Raising Capital

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
  • MS Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
  • MS Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1996
  • BS Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1989