Associate 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
Professional Activities

Referee, Financial Review, Journal of Economics, Journal of Business Economics and Management, Margin: Journal of Applied Economics Research, Economics Bulletin, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics ManagementInternational Journal of Management Science and Engineering Research, Risks

Current Courses Taught
  • FIN360 Analytical Methods in Finance
FIN371 Principles of Investments
  • FIN250 Introduction to Quantitative Finance
  • FIN302 Spreadsheet skills in Finance
Positions Held
  • Associate Professor, May 2017 till present, JMU
  • Assistant Professor, August 2011 to April 2017, JMU
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2010 to May 2011, JMU
Key Publications

"The financial impact of retail store closure announcements" ( with Sourish Sarkar), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, July 2017, Vol. 47, Issue: 6, pp.536-556.

“Market share growth and stock returns” (with Gokhan Sonaer). Forthcoming at Accounting and Finance. 

“How does CEO age affect firm risk?” (With Jason Fink). Asia Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, June 2017, Vol 46, pp 381- 412.

“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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