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Arpita Ghosh is an Associate Professor of Finance and Control group in Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. She joined IIM Calcutta in May 2010. Her research focuses on Corporate Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, Banking sector in India, CSR and Corporate Sustainability, Enterprise Risk Management. Arpita received her master degree from University of Calcutta and is a fellow of IIM Calcutta. Prior to joining Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, she was an Assistant Professor at IIM Ahmedabad from November 2008 to May 2010.


Vivek Rajvanshi is an Associate Professor in the Finance and Control group at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He joined IIM Calcutta in April 2015. Prior to joining IIM Calcutta, he was an Assistant Professor at IIM Lucknow. He has done his masters in Statistics and is a fellow of IIM Calcutta. His teaching areas include Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Fixed Income Markets. His research areas are Derivatives, Market Microstructure, Portfolio Management and Volatility Modeling. His Current Research Interests are Market Microstructure and Futures Markets and Current Consulting Interests is Commodity Futures Markets


Ashok Banerjee joined the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) as Professor (Finance and Control) in August 2004. Prior to joining IIM-C, he was a professor at IIM Lucknow. He is a Postgraduate in Commerce from University of Calcutta and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He obtained his Ph.D. for his research on Economic Value Added as a Performance Measure. At IIM Calcutta, he is a senior Professor in the Finance and Control group, and takes several advanced courses in Finance like Financial Accountancy, Corporate Finance, Corporate Restructuring and Behavioural Finance. He is also the faculty in-charge of the Finance Research and Trading Lab at IIM-C. Banerjee’s primary research interests are in areas of Financial Time Series, Operational Risk Management, News Analytics and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ashok Banerjee is the author of the book Financial Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis, which is widely used as a text book in Finance and Accountancy courses in Indian Business schools. In addition to this, Banerjee has also authored several research papers in major Finance & Management research journals.


Dr. Sudhakara Reddy is currently assistant professor in the Finance and Control group of IIM Calcutta. He was a visiting scholar to Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University during 2011-2012. His current areas of research are Market Microstructure, Corporate finance with an emphasis on corporate governance mechanisms, Initial public Offerings and primary capital markets, etc. He has several research papers to his credit in reputed journals. He has conducted several MDP programs for reputed companies and trained several faculty members in the area of research in financial economics and research methods. He won couple of research awards from reputed institutes as well as Best faculty award from IBS Alumni federation. He participated and presented papers at several international conferences. He is currently the consulting editor of IUP journal of Applied Finance and ad-hoc reviewer for International Review of Economics & Finance, Managerial Finance, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Afro-Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting, and Global Business Review


Prof. Joshy Jacob is a faculty member in the Finance & Accounting area at IIMA since April 2008. Prof. Joshy’s teaching and research interests are in behavioural finance, corporate finance, and empirical asset pricing. He has published many papers in leading international finance journals on issues related to asset pricing, market micro structure, corporate finance, and household financial behaviour. He is currently working on several research projects which examine the influence of irrational behaviour on both managerial decisions and stock market returns. He, jointly with colleagues, maintains a regularly updated data library that tracks the performance of the Indian equity market for the use of researchers. He is an Associate Editor of IIMB Management Review and is also the Editor of Vikalpa. He maintains a keen interest on applied issues in finance. He has served on expert sub-committees set by the Govt. of India and Niti Ayog.

Prof. Joshy is a Fellow from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He was awarded the Bharti Foundation Scholarship during the Fellow programme for outstanding academic performance.


Samit Paul is Assistant Professor, Finance and Control. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C). He has completed his fellowship from IIM, Lucknow in the area of Finance and Accounting. His primary research interests lie in the area of market risk management, volatility modelling and portfolio management.


Parthapratim Pal is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He has a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has worked in the areas of financial markets and international economics. Before joining IIM, he worked with the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). His recent areas of interest include international trade, regional trade agreements, WTO-related issues and international capital flows. He has a number of publications in nationally and internationally reputed journals and books.


Prasanna Tantri is the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Analytical Finance (CAF) at Indian School of Business. He is also heading NSE-ISB Trading Laboratory at Indian School of Business. He has completed his PGP (MBA) from Indian School of Business (Class of 2011). He was associated with ICICI Prudential in his previous assignment. He is an active columnist in leading business newspapers such as Times of India, Economic Times, and Mint to name a few.

He works in the area of financial inter-mediation and market micro-structure. He is also an algorithmic trader. He is currently working on more than 20 active research projects.


Arnab Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor in the Finance and Control Group at IIM Calcutta. He is B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He has a Fellowship in Finance and Control Area from IIM Calcutta. Prior to joining IIM Calcutta, he was at IIM Indore as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining academics, he has worked at UBS Securities as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division, and at Tata-Hitachi Construction Machinery as a Production Engineer in their Assembly Operations Unit.


Pulak Ghosh is Professor in the Decision Sciences Area at IIMB. His key specializations are in intersection of Big data, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and its use in Economics, Finance, Policy and Social Value Creation. He did serve in the editorial board of Journal of the American statistical Association, Journal of the Royal statistical Society and currently serves in the editorial board of Biometrics.

Based on his outstanding and innovative contribution to research, the International Indian Statistical Association awarded him with the “Young Scientist Award” in 2011. Govt of India awarded him the prestigious CR Rao award in 2015 and Econometric Society awarded him the Mahalanobis Award in 2016.

Prior to joining IIMB, he served as Associate Director, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, USA, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, and Associate Professor at Emory University, USA. He is a visiting faculty at several institutes of international repute.


Saptarshi Purkayastha is Assistant Professor, Strategic Management group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C). He has completed his PhD from ICFAI University. His primary research interest is investigating the effectiveness of business groups. He is also interested in understanding the impact of business groups’ internationalization on their performance, especially the role of top management.