Speaker List

Dr. Bidisha Chakrabarty, is the Edward Jones Professor in Finance at The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

Chakrabarty, who is recognized for her teaching and research, has received a number of awards and recognitions including the Outstanding Faculty Award given by the John Cook School of Business Alumni Board, the Kwak Research Award for the best research productive faculty, the ICRIER policy paper grant and the National Stock Exchange of India Research Initiative Grant. She is an accomplished author and researcher on the topics of market microstructure, securities regulation, disclosure and market reaction, and market design and price discovery. She has published in academic journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research and Research in Accounting Regulations. Chakrabarty joined the faculty of the John Cook School of Business in 2003.

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.

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.