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Darla Moore School of Business


Sergey Tsyplakov

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Finance
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-4669
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 457F
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
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Sergey Tsyplakov is an associate professor in finance at the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina. His research expertise is in corporate finance, risk management, fixed income, valuation and real estate.

His work is published in many research journals, including top journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Several of his research papers have been recognized with grants and awards, including the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Best Research Paper Prize for a paper published in the 2007 Review of Finance, the Caesarea Award for the Best Paper on Risk Management at the 2003 Western Finance Association meetings, the Outstanding Paper Award in Financial Institutions at the 2008 Southern Finance Association meetings and the Best Paper Award at the 2012 Conference of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality.

Tsyplakov extensively presents his work at academic and practitioner conferences, as well as professional meetings across the United States, Europe and Asia. He also presented his work at leading Wall Street firms including Goldman Sachs, State Street Global Advisors and Wellington Management.

From May 2011 until June 2012, Tsyplakov was on leave from teaching and worked as a full-time consultant at Goldman Sachs in New York City and currently remains a part-time consultant at Goldman Sachs. Tsyplakov holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas, Austin, and a master’s in economics from the California Institute of Technology.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2001
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology
  • M.S./B.A., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia

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