Research

Janis Skrastins

(Jānis Skrastiņš)

CV: link


Assistant Professor of Finance

Washington University in St. Louis

Olin Business School

JPAL, invited researcher


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

RA Work

I am looking for research assistants who are fluent in Portuguese and are accustomed to Brazil. Please send me an email if you are interested.

Publications

Financial Access and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Credit Lotteries

     American Economic Review, conditionally accepted

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

     Banco Central do Brasil Award for Best Working Paper in Finance and Banking, 

 EMEA Best Paper Award (IWFSAS 2018 Conference)

Decision-Making Delegation in Banks 

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

Barter Credit: Warehouses as a Contracting Technology 

Journal of Finance (2023)

EFMA Best PhD Paper Award, MFA Outstanding Paper Award

Strategic Formal Layoffs: Unemployment Insurance and Informal Labor Markets 

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2023) with Bernardus van Doornik and David Schoenherr

  Banco Central do Brasil Award for Best Working Paper in Economics

VoxDev summary: link 

Unemployment Insurance as a Subsidy to Risky Firms

Review of Financial Studies (2022) with Bernardus van Doornik, Dimas Fazio, and David Schoenherr

Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending 

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

How Organizational Hierarchy Affects Information Production 

Review of Financial Studies (2019) with Vikrant Vig

Working Papers

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)