Ph.D. in finance, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2003; MBA in finance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1993; B. Tech in mechanical engineering, IIT, Madras, India, 1991
Credit Risk, Bank Relationships, Corporate Finance
“The Changing Nature of Chapter 11” (with Venky Panchapagesan and Ingrid Werner);
“Liquidity Risk of Corporate Bond Returns” (with Viral Acharya and Yakov Amihud)
- winner of competitive funding (€30,000) from Board of Banque de France for the proposal
Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University: 2010-Present, Associate professor of finance; University of Michigan, Ross School of Business: 2002-2010, Assistant professor of finance
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
The Bank One Corporation Assistant Professor of Business Administration - Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 2009-2010 School wide Research Award; LECG Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at the 2007 European Finance Association Annual Meetings - “Why do Firms Use Private Equity to Opt Out of Public Markets?”; Journal of Financial Economics Best Paper in Capital Markets and Asset Pricing, Second (Fama/DFA) Prize, 2007 – “Does Industry-wide Distress Affect Defaulted Firms? – Evidence from Creditor Recoveries”; Fannie Mae Best Paper Award in Financial Institutions and Markets at the 2004 Financial Management
Association Annual Meetings - “So What do I Get: A Bank’s View of Lending Relationships?”; Caesarea Center 5th Annual Academic Conference Best Paper Award, IDC Herzliya 2008 Meeting, Israel “The Changing Nature of Chapter 11”
“Does Industry wide Distress Affect Defaulted Firms? Evidence from Creditor Recoveries” (with Viral V. Acharya and Anand Srinivasan), Journal of Financial Economics 85(3), 2007, pp.787-821.
“So What do I Get: A Bank’s View of Lending Relationships?” (with Sandeep Dahiya, Anthony Saunders and Anand Srinivasan), Journal of Financial Economics 85(2), 2007, pp.368-419.
“Why do Firms Use Private Equity to Opt Out of Public Markets?” (Lead Article) (with Amy Dittmar), Review of Financial Studies 23, 2010, pp.1771-1818.