|Vita March 2005
Ross School of Business 2135 Tuomy Road
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 709-2807
Corporate Finance, Capital Market Theory, Game Theory, Industrial Organization.
Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1990 Major Areas: Finance, Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization
M.B.A. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
1980 Major Area: Finance
B.Sc. Presidency College, Calcutta University, Calcutta.
1977 Major Area: Physics
2001 – present Associate Professor of Finance
Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1996 – 2001 Assistant Professor of Finance
Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1988 - 1994 Assistant Professor of Finance,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Visiting Appointments: University of Michigan (1994-1996), Instituto de Analisis Economico, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain (Summer 1995), University of Minnesota (Fall 2003), University of Amsterdam (Fall 2003) and Princeton University (Spring 2004).
1980 - '81 Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India, Calcutta.
Officer in the Projects and in the Merchant Banking divisions
“Client Discretion, Switching Costs and Financial Innovation.” (with Vikram Nanda)
Review of Financial Studies Winter 2000.
“The Resolution of Bankruptcy by Auction: Allocating the Residual Right of Design” (with Rajdeep Singh)
Journal of Financial Economics (Lead Article) December 1999.
“Risk Spillovers and Required Returns in Capital Budgeting” (with J. Chris Leach)
Review of Financial Studies Fall 1999.
“Double-sided Moral Hazard and the Nature of Share Contracts” (with Francine Lafontaine)
RAND Journal of Economics Winter 1995.
“Ex Ante versus Interim Rationality and the Existence of Bubbles” (with Bart Lipman)
Economic Theory Volume 6, 1995.
“The Role of Risk in Franchising” (with Francine Lafontaine)
Journal of Corporate Finance October 1995.
“Choosing the Method of Sale: A Clinical Study of Conrail” (with Carliss Baldwin)
Journal of Financial Economics November 1991.
“Prices and Volumes in the Housing Market: A Model without Down-Payment Effects” (with Rajdeep Singh)
“Marking to Market, Trading Activity and Mutual Fund Performance” (with Vikram Nanda)
“Horizontal Acquisitions and Buying Power: A Product Market Analysis” (with Amrita Nain)
"The Analytics of Takeover Bidding: Initial Bids and their Premia”
2000 Research Grant by the Mitsui Center, UMBS.
1998, 1999 Nominated by Department for Junior Research Chair, UMBS.
1992 BP America Research Chair, GSIA, CMU.
1991 Faculty Development Grant, CMU.
Ph. D. Coordinator, Finance Area, University of Michigan Business School, 2001 – 2003
Taught Ph. D. courses at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Michigan.
Chair/Co-chair of Disseration Committee: Jhinyoung Shin (Ph.D. 1994), Rajdeep Singh (Ph.D. 1995), Amrita Nain (Ph.D. 2005), Radha Gopalan (Ph. D. 2006 expected).
Member of Dissertation Committee: Christopher Proulx (Ph.D. 1998), Michael Fuerst (Ph.D. 1999), Emre Ergungor (Ph.D. 2000), Johnny Ma (Ph.D. 2001), Chad Hogan (Ph.D. 2001), Anand Goel (Ph.D. 2002), Zhi Wang (Ph.D. 2004), Qin Lei (Ph.D. 2006 expected) and Craig Brown (Ph.D. 2006 expected) .
Member of the Finance Doctoral Committee at the University of Michigan, 1995 – present.
Experience in teaching undergraduate micro-economics and finance courses at Harvard University. Taught the core Finance course at Carnegie Mellon for three years. Taught undergraduate corporate finance at Princeton University. Teaching ratings ranged from the high 3’s to the high 4’s on a 5 point scale.
Taught the following elective courses at the Masters level:
Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Futures Markets (all at Carnegie Mellon University) and
Corporate Financial Policy, Valuation and Corporate Control (all at University of Michigan).
Teaching ratings have ranged from the 3.25 level through 5 on a five point scale.
Supervised several independent studies by MBA students.
Taught sessions in two programs at the University of Michigan Business School:
Finance for the Non-financial Manager and Finance for Strategic Decision Making.
1997, 2001 Nomination, Best Teacher Award.
University of Michigan Business School.
1991 George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom.
Masters Program, Carnegie Mellon University.
Presented research papers at the Western Finance Association meetings
, 1994, 1996 & 1997; the Econometric Society World Congress, Barcelona, 1991 & Tokyo, 1995; Conference on Franchising at the University of Michigan, 1994; Finance in Tel – Aviv Conference, 1996, SFS Conference on Corporate Finance at the University of Texas, Austin, 1998.
Invited presentations at American University, Australian National University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, Georgetown University, HEC Lausanne, HEC Paris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Indian Statistical Institute (2), Indiana University (2), London Business School (2), Michigan State University, New York University (2), Pennsylvania State University (2), Princeton University, Purdue University, Tulane University, York University and Universities of Amsterdam, British Columbia (3), Calcutta, Colorado (2), Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Melbourne, Miami, Minnesota (3), Pennsylvania, Sydney and Vienna.
Co-Editor, Finance Research Letters
Referee for The Review of Economic Studies
, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Finance
, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Business, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Theory
, Management Science
, Journal of Industrial Economics
, Journal of Law Economics and Organization
, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization
, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Program Chair, Finance Program, 11th
Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting
, 2000. Member, Program Committee for the WFA meetings for 1999 - 2002.
Session Chair, Financial Management Meetings, 1997; Conference on Financial Market Development in Emerging and Transition Economies, 2003.
Discussant, ASSA meetings, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2001; Western Finance Association meetings, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003; FEA Conference, 2000, 2002 and 2003; Texas Finance Festival
, 2004 and 2005, CEPR conference on Finance and I. O., San Sebastian, Spain, 1994; William Davidson Institute Conference on Emerging and Transition Economies, Ann Arbor, 1998; Conference on Financial Market Development in Emerging and Transition Economies, London, 2000, Hong Kong, 2001, Santiago
, 2002, Hyderabad, 2003.