Research

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance [Payout Policy, Financial Distress, SME Financing];
  • Behavioral Finance [Investor Sentiment, Personality, Overconfidence];
  • Asset Pricing [ESG Disclosure, Pricing Kernel Puzzle, Distress risk, Asset Growth];
  • Text data in Finance [Financial Distress, Financial Constraints]
Publications:
  1. Predicting Distress: A Post Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 Analysis, with Paras Arora, Journal of Economics and Finance (2022)
  2. Dividend Policy in India: Reconciling Theory and Evidence, with Bipin K. Dixit and Nilesh Gupta, Managerial Finance (2020)
  3. Consumer Investment Behavior, with Ajinkya Dhanagare and Preeti Roy, Forthcoming in A Research Agenda for Consumer Financial BehaviorEdward Elgar Publishing, (June 2023) [Book Chapter]
  4. Integrated Blockchain architecture for end-to-end Receivables Management of Indian MSMEs. with Deepak Kumar and B V Phani, Forthcoming in ‘Applications of Emerging Technologies and AI/ML Algorithms‘, – Springer Publishing, (2023) [Proceedings Volume]
  5. Signs of Financial Distress at Jet Airways – The Way Forward, with Preeti Roy, AIMA India Case Research Centre (2022) [Case]
Working Paper
  1. ESG Disclosure and Financial Risk: Firm-Level Evidence, with Preeti Roy, SSRN (2022) – under review
  2. Does ESG Disclosure during uncertain environment offer substantial opportunities in the Indian Stock Market? with Preeti Roy – under review
  3. Pricing Kernel Puzzle in the Indian Financial Market, with Jay Gupta and Sachin Angural
  4. Investor Sentiment and Open Market Repurchases, with Joshy Jacob and Ajay Pandey
  5. Foreign Institutional Investors, Controlling Shareholders and Market Timing: Evidence from India, with Imran Haque and Shradha Bindal, EMFC (2016)
Work in-progress
  1. A study on financial constraints
  2. A study on SME firms
  3. A case study on entertainment industry
Conferences
  1. “Does ESG Disclosure during uncertain environment offer substantial opportunities in the Indian Stock Market?” (with Preeti Roy), World Finance and Banking Symposium (WFBS), (2022)
  2. “Does ESG Disclosure during uncertain environment offer substantial opportunities in the Indian Stock Market?” (with Preeti Roy), India Finance Conference (IFC), (2022)
  3. “Crisis Management and Innovation in Indian Manufacturing MSMEs Amidst COVID- 19 pandemic’ (with Deepak Kumar and B V Phani), International Conference on ‘Shaping the Future of Management Education for Sustainable Emerging Economies (SFME), (2022)
  4. “Does ESG Disclosure during uncertain environment offer substantial opportunities in the Indian Stock Market?” (with Preeti Roy), International Conference on Sustainable Goals (ICSG), (2022) [Link]
  5. “Integrated Blockchain architecture for end-to-end Receivables Management of Indian MSMEs” (with B. V. Phani and Deepak Kumar), International Conference on Data Analytics in Public Procurement and Supply Chain (ICDAPS), (2022) [Link]
  6. “ESG Disclosure and Firm Risk: A Case of India’s Environmentally Sensitive Sector” (with Preeti Roy), 12th Conference on Excellence in Research and Education (CERE), (2022) [Link]
  7. “Signs of Financial Distress at Jet Airways – The Way Forward” (with Preeti Roy), 2nd AIMA-ICRC Case Writing Competition and Conference (CWCC), (2022) [Link]
  8. “Non-financial Disclosure and Firm Risk: A Case of India’s Environmentally Sensitive Sector” (with Preeti Roy), International Conference on Banking and Finance (ICBF), (2022)* [Link]
  9. “Predicting Distress: Post Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (2016) Analysis” (with Paras Arora), Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) Annual Conference, (2021)
  10. “Pricing Kernel Puzzle in the Indian Financial Market” (with Jay Gupta and Sachin Angural), Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) Annual Conference, (2021)
  11. “Estimation of Risk Aversion and Risk Premium in India (with Jay Gupta and Sachin Angural)”, India Finance Conference (IFC), (Ahmedabad, 2019)
  12. “Dividend Policy in India: Reconciling Theory and Evidence” (with Bipin K. Dixit and Nilesh Gupta), India Finance Conference (IFC), (Ahmedabad, 2019)
  13. “Investor Sentiment and Open Market Repurchases” (with Joshy Jacob and Ajay Pandey), India Finance Conference (IFC), (Ahmedabad, 2019)
  14. “Foreign Institutional Investors, Controlling Shareholders and Market Timing: Evidence from India” (with Imran Haque and Shradha Bindal), Midwest Finance Association (MFA) Annual Meeting, (Chicago, 2017)*
  15. “Shareholder Tax Incentives and Dividend Policy: Evidence from India”, Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) Annual Conference, (Charleston, 2017)
  16. “Market Irrationality and Share Repurchases” (with Joshy Jacob and Ajay Pandey), International Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (ICFMCF) , (Kharagpur, 2017)
  17. “Market Irrationality and Share Repurchases” (with Joshy Jacob and Ajay Pandey), International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence (ICADABAI), (Ahmedabad, 2017)
  18. “Foreign Institutional Investors, Controlling Shareholders and Market Timing: Evidence from India” (with Imran Haque and Shradha Bindal), India Finance Conference (IFC), (Ahmedabad, 2016)
  19. “Foreign Institutional Investors, Controlling Shareholders and Market Timing: Evidence from India” (with Imran Haque and Shradha Bindal), Emerging Markets Finance Conference (EMFC), (Mumbai, 2016)*# Link
Invited Talks
  1. Conducted a workshop on ‘Event Studies Methodology in Management Research’ as part of the IME Seminar Series conducted by the Department of IME, IIT Kanpur in October 2022
  2. Delivered a session on ‘Entrepreneurial Finance’ at SIIC FIRST IIT Kanpur in 2021
  3. Conducted a workshop on ‘Event Studies using R’ as part of Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Advanced Research Methods with R’ conducted by DMS, IIT Roorkee in August 2021
  4. Conducted a workshop on ‘Event Studies in Finance’ as part of TEQIP on ‘Financial Time-Series Modelling Using R’ at IIT Kanpur in February 2021
  5. Delivered a session on ‘Leveraged Buyout Deals: Theory and Modelling’ at SIBM Nagpur on 7 May 2021
Workshops Attended
  • National Mathematics Initiative (NMI) workshop on Game Theory and Mechanism Design at IISc Bangalore (2016)
  • National Workshop on Financial Data Analytics (FiDA) at C R Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Hyderabad (2014)

Footnote:

  • * (Presented by co-author);                 (Attended)

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