Dr. Mikhail is a financial economist specializing in private equity and venture capital, applied econometric methods, corporate finance, and banking.

Dr. Mikhail received her PhD in Financial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, where her dissertation studied the role of Limited Partner (LP) composition in private equity and venture capital fund performance. Dr. Mikhail’s academic research also included identifying the optimal timing for government intervention during a systemic banking contagion and quantifying the economic effects of bank branch closures.

Prior to receiving her PhD, Dr. Mikhail worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she contributed to numerous policy publications spanning Special Drawing Right (SDR) currency valuation, IMF program ex-post evaluation, and IMF resource adequacy.


Carnegie Mellon University
PhD and MS in Financial Economics

George Washington University
MS in Finance

American University in Cairo
BBA in Finance (summa cum laude)