Janis Skrastins

(Jānis Skrastiņš)

CV: link

Assistant Professor of Finance

Washington University in St. Louis

Olin Business School

SH 221, Campus Box 1133

One Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

E: jskrastins [AT] wustl [DOT] edu

Research Interests

Organizational Economics, Banking, Financial Intermediation, Labor Economics, Emerging Markets, Networks


How Organizational Hierarchy Affects Information Production

Review of Financial Studies (2019) with Vikrant Vig

Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Journal of Political Economy (2020) with Ray Fisman, Arkodipta Sarkar, and Vikrant Vig

Barter Credit: Warehouses as a Contracting Technology

Journal of Finance, forthcoming

EFMA Best PhD Paper Award, MFA Outstanding Paper Award

Unemployment Insurance as a Subsidy to Risky Firms

Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming (with Bernardus van Doornik, Dimas Fazio, and David Schoenherr)

Strategic Formal Layoffs: Unemployment Insurance and Informal Labor Markets

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming (with Bernardus van Doornik and David Schoenherr)

Banco Central do Brasil Award for Best Working Paper in Economics

Working Papers

Financial Access and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Credit Lotteries

(with Bernardus van Doornik, Armando Gomes, and David Schoenherr)

Revision requested by American Economic Review

EMEA Best Paper Award (IWFSAS 2018 Conference)

Decision-Making Delegation in Banks

(with Jennifer Dlugosz, Yong Kyu Gam and Radhakrishnan Gopalan)

Revision requested by Management Science

Court Quality and Economic Resilience

(with Dimas Fazio, Thiago Silva)

NSE Best Paper Award at ISB Summer Research Conference

Work in Progress

Escaping Violent Death: Access to Credit and Female Mortality

(with Bernardus van Doornik and David Schoenherr)

Tell Me Your Type: Information Asymmetry and Credit Allocation Through Consorcios

(with Bernardus van Doornik, Maryam Farboodi, and David Schoenherr)

Household Finance under Asymmetric Information and Liquidity Constraints

(with Bernardus van Doornik, Armando Gomes, and David Schoenherr)