Petra Vokata joined The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. Her research interests include household finance, financial innovation, and consumer financial protection. Her research has focused on the benefits of retail financial innovations, the impact of consumer financial regulation, and the effects of investment scams on its victims. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics.

Vokata holds a Ph.D. in finance from Aalto University School of Business, where her dissertation has been awarded the Highest Quality Dissertation Award. During her studies, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches Investments to Fisher undergraduate students.

Areas of Expertise

Consumer Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Derivatives
  • Investments


PhD in Finance, Aalto University School of Business

Visiting PhD Student, University of California at Berkeley

MSc in Finance, Charles University

BSc in Economics, Charles University



Engineering Lemons (2021). Journal of Financial Economics, 142(2), 737-755.

Growth Forecasts and News About Monetary Policy (2022), with Nina Karnaukh. Journal of Financial Economics, 146(1), 2022, 55-70. 



BUSFIN 4221 - Investments
Skills for valuation and theories and applications of CAPM, APT, and efficient markets; investment options, forwards and futures, interest rate parity, and relevant market regulation. Prereq: 3220, BusMgt 2320, 2321, and BusMHR 2292. Not open to students with credit for 722, 4220 or 4222.