Gayané Hovakimian is an associate professor in the finance and business economics area at Gabelli School of Business.
Professor Hovakimian's main area of research is corporate finance. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Journal of Financial Intermediation; Journal of Banking and Finance; Financial Management and European Financial Management. Her research focuses on financial constraints and their impact on firm investment, internal capital markets, capital structure, corporate restructurings and diversification. She also is currently doing research on topics of corporate governance.
Professor Hovakimian has taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory finance, corporate finance and investments.
Professor Hovakimian has earned her PhD in finance at Boston College. She also earned an MA in economics at the University of Southern California and a BA in economics at the Armenian State University of Economics. Before coming to Fordham, Professor Hovakimian worked as a visiting professor at Baruch College for one year.