Sreedhar Bharath

Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906

Education

  • PhD  New York University, 2003
  • MBA  Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1993
  • BA  IIT, Madras, India, 1991

Research Interests

  • Credit Risk
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking

Publications

  • “Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms,” with Sandeep Dahiya, Anthony Saunders and Anand Srinivasan, Review of Financial Studies, 2011
  • “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.
  •  “Forecasting Default with the Merton Distance-to-Default Model,” with Tyler Shumway, Review of
  • Financial Studies 21(3), 2008, pp.1339-1369
  • “Liquidity Risk of Corporate Bond Returns,” with Viral Acharya and Yakov Amihud (Forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics)

 

Research Activity

  • “Does Shareholder Rights Affect Syndicate Structure? Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” Sandeep Dahiya and Issam Hallak
  • “Agency Costs, Bank Specialness and Renegotiation”
  • “How Do Banking Relationships Affect Corporate Liquidity?” with Yakov Amihud and Anthony Saunders

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 565Risk Mgmt in Banks & Fncl Inst
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 565Risk Mgmt in Banks & Fncl Inst
FIN 786Corporate Finance
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 502Managerial Finance
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 565Risk Mgmt in Banks & Fncl Inst
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 502Managerial Finance
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 502Managerial Finance
FIN 591Seminar
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 502Managerial Finance
FIN 591Seminar

Honors/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 Banks View of Lending Relationships?
  • Caesarea Center 5th Annual Academic Conference Best Paper Award, IDC Herzliya 2008 Meeting, Israel The Changing Nature of Chapter 11

Work History

Arizona State University: 2010-Present, Associate professor of finance; University of Michigan, Ross School of Business: 2002-2010, Assistant professor of finance