Assistant Professor, Finance

Year Started at JMU: 2010

Contact Info


  • Ph.D. Finance, Virginia Tech (2011)
  • Ph.D. Economics, Virginia Tech (2008)
  • M.A. Economics, Virginia Tech (2006)
  • M.S. Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute (2000)
Professional Interests


  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Market Efficiency
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Behavioral Finance
Personal Interests
  • Movies
  • Politics
  • Technology
  • Sports
Current Courses Taught
  • FIN360 Analytical Methods in Finance
FIN371 Principles of Investments
  • FIN250 Introduction to Quantitative Finance
  • FIN302 Spreadsheet skills in Finance
Positions Held
  • Assistant Professor : August 2011 till present, JMU
  • Visiting Assistant Professor :  August 2010 to May 2011, JMU
Key Publications

“Ex-dividend day abnormal returns for special dividends” ( with Gokhan Soaner). Journal of Economics and Finance, September 2016, 40(4), pp 631-652. 

 “Investment cash flow sensitivity under changing information asymmetry” (with Dilip Shome and Raman Kumar). Journal of Banking and Finance,Volume 62, January 2016, pp 28-40.

“Do mutual funds herd in industries?” (with Gokhan Sonaer and Umut Ceileker). ( Lead Article). Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 52, March 2015, pp 1-16. 

“Investments and Managerial Preference” (with Gokhan Sonaer). Economics Bulletin.  Vol 35, No. 1, March, 2015, pp-392-399.  

“Executive compensation and product market competition”. (with Gokhan Sonaer). Applied Economics Letters, October 2014, pp 1-5.

“The relationship between organizational slack and firm innovation intensity: A replication and extension.”(with Fariss Moussa), American Journal of Business, April 2014, 29(1), 2014.  

 “Organizational slack effects on innovation: The moderating role of CEO tenure and compensation.”(with Fariss Moussa).  Journal of Business Economics and Management, March 2014, Volume 15(2), pp 369-383.

“Incentive compensation, financial constraints, and product market behavior”.  Economics Bulletin, January 2014, Volume 34 No. 1, 115-124.

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