Dima Leshchinskii, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dima Leshchinskii, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3873

Education Background

  • Ph.D., INSEAD (Institut Europeen d'Administration des Affaires) (France) , 2000
  • M.B.A., University of Utah, 1995
  • B.S., Tomsk State University (Russia),

Biography / Academic Statement


After receiving his degree in applied mathematics, Dr. Leshchinskii worked at various academic research institutions, starting with physics and later using similar concepts in finance. In addition to teaching at various business schools in Europe and U.S., he spent several years as a professional consultant, applying his valuation expertise to court litigation cases and investment portfolio planning.

Research Interests
  • Valuation of private companies using advanced valuation methods
  • Financing of technological start-ups and other entrepreneurial companies using innovative ways of raising capital
  • Behavioral biases in valuation decisions

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Derivatives,
Selected Publications
  • “VC Funds: Aging Brings Myopia” with Eugene Kandel and Harry Yuklea, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 46(2), 2011, pp.431-457
  • "Project Externalities and Moral Hazard" in “Venture Capital: Investment Strategies, Structures, and Policies,” Douglas J. Cumming, ed., Wiley, 2010, Chapter 10, pp. 191-219
  • "How should entrepreneurs choose their investors?" in "New Venture Investment: Choices and Consequences", editors A. Ginsberg and I. Hasan, Elsevier, 2003, pp. 53-80
Recent Presentations
  • IPO Underpricing: Behavioral Bias or Information Production, Third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Can firms learn to acquire? The Impact of Post-Acquisition Decisions and Learning on Long-Term Abnormal Returns, Research Seminars, Vlerick School, Sabanci University, ESC Toulouse, and Champlain College, 2010
Awards & Honors
  • US Government’s Edmund Muskie Fellowship