Sreedhar Bharath

Richard C. Kraemer Professor of Finance
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 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 565Risk Mgmt in Banks & Fncl Inst
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 560International Finance
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

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