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Gregory Nini, PhD

Associate Professor



Greg Nini is an associate professor of Finance at the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University. Greg teaches classes on financial institutions and markets and conducts research in a variety of areas related to corporate finance and capital markets. His research has been supported by various grants and published in top finance journals. In additional to his position at Drexel, Greg is also a fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Before joining Drexel, Greg was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. In 2019, Greg testified to the U.S. House of Representatives about the risks of leveraged lending.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Bank Regulation
  • Capital Structure
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Institution Management
  • Finance

Recent Media Mentions

Selected Works


Nini, Gregory, Griffin, Thomas P., and Becher, David A., Creditor Control of Corporate Acquisitions. Review of Financial Studies 35 (Apr 2022):1897-1932.

Nini, Gregory, Concentration of Control Rights in Leveraged Loan Syndicates. Journal of Financial Economics 137 (Jul 2020):249-271.

Nini, Gregory, Smith, David, and Sufi, Amir, Creditor Control Rights, Corporate Governance, and Firm Value. Review of Financial Studies 25 (Mar 2012):1713-1761.

Nini, Gregory, Smith, David, and Sufi, Amir, Creditor Control Rights and Firm Investment Policy. Journal of Financial Economics 92 (Jun 2009):400-420.


PhD Applied Economics-University of Pennsylvania United States 2002
BA Mathematics and Economics -Swarthmore College 1994

Professional Experience

Other -U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Witness Jun 2019-Nov 00-1
Academic-Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Visiting Scholar Mar 2014-Nov 00-1
Academic-University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor Jul 2007-Aug 2013
Academic-Federal Reserve Board Economist Jul 2002-Jul 2007


Journal of Financial Economics – Associate Editor (2020–2022)
Journal of Financial Services Research – Associate Editor (2018–2022)
Journal of Risk and Insurance – Associate Editor (2018–2022)