University of Southern California

Maria Loumioti
Assistant Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

DBA, Harvard University; BBA, Athens University of Economics and Business


Maria Loumioti's research focuses on the use of intellectual property as debt collateral to finance companies with few tangible assets. Her dissertation, "The Use of Intangible Assets as Loan Collateral," explores whether the collateralization of intangibles is an innovation or a negative mutation in the credit market. Professor Loumioti received the AAA/Grant Thorton Dissertation Award for Innovation in Accounting Education in 2011. Her research interests include corporate finance, financial intermediation, banking, and debt contracting.


Loumioti, M., and Vasvari, F. (2015) "Performance Management at Benchmarks: Direct Evidence from CLOs’ Trading Activities and Future Performance,".
Ertan, A., and Vasvari, F. (2015) "Pricing in the Global Loan Market: Evidence from US and European Securitized Loans,".
Loumioti, M., Brochet, F., and Serafeim, G. (2014) "Speaking of the Short-term: Disclosure Horizon and Capital Market Outcomes,".
Loumioti, M., Erkens, D. H., and Campbell, D. (2014) "Exception Reports as a Source of Idiosyncratic Information,".
Loumioti, M., Serafeim, G., and Brochet, F. (2013) "Corporate Short-termism, Investor Clientele, and Firm Performance,".
Loumioti, M., and Campbell, D. (2013) "Monitoring and the Portability of Soft Information,".
Loumioti, M. (2012) "Lending against Intangible Assets," Corporate Finance Biz Journal, 7/2012 (CFB0491916), 5.
Loumioti, M., Serafeim, G., and Brochet, F. (2012) "Short-Termism: Don’t Blame Investors," Harvard Business Review, June 2012, 1.