Mikhail Mamonov is an Assistant Professor of Finance (tenure track) at Toulouse Business School. In October 2023, Mikhail received a PhD in Economics from CERGE-EI (a joint workplace of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences). During 2021-2023, Mikhail was a visiting PhD student in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich, the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Insurance at KU Leuven, and the Department of Economics at Princeton University. Mikhail is an applied economist focusing on how political distortions affect banks and their corporate borrowers. His specific interest is in how banks and firms adapt to these distortions once they become more frequent and thus anticipated.