Alminas Zaldokas

Associate Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Alminas Žaldokas is an Associate Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Alminas Žaldokas’ research focuses on the interaction between firm decisions in the financial and in the product markets. In particular, he studies corporate finance decisions that relate to the firm investment in innovation, the formation of collusive arrangements between firms, and the facilitation of ESG practices. This research has been published in such academic journals as Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Financial Intermediation. His work on international antitrust laws and M&A transactions was awarded Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship for the best antitrust work in 2019 while his work on corporate taxes and innovation was awarded Vladas Jurgutis prize in 2022 for the best economics research article written by a Lithuanian researcher over the past five years. Alminas Žaldokas received his PhD in Finance at INSEAD in 2012. His previous academic degrees include MSc in Finance and Economics from London School of Economics and BSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He also currently serves as the Board Member at the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, pro bono academic adviser at the Lithuanian Competition Council, and the Board Member at the Baltic Economic Association.