Veljko Fotak


Veljko Fotak is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University at Buffalo and a Fellow at the Sovereign Investment Lab, Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation, Bocconi University.

Veljko’s research is focused on international corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on state capitalism, sovereign wealth funds, and, in broader terms, on the impact of government ownership on firm behavior, performance, and valuation. Veljko’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies, and has been cited in the The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Post, on Bloomberg, and many other media outlets. Veljko teaches courses on corporate finance, global economics, and international financial management for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Veljko earned a BS degree in Business Administration, an MBA with a concentration in Finance and an MS in Applied Statistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY and a PhD in Finance at the University of Oklahoma.