Speaker List

Marti G. Subrahmanyam

Marti G. Subrahmanyam is the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance, Economics and International Business in the Stern School of Business at New York University. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a post-graduate diploma in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a doctorate in finance and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Subrahmanyam has published numerous articles and books in the area of corporate finance, capital markets and international finance. He has been a visiting professor at leading academic institutions in Australia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy and Singapore, including ESSEC and INSEAD, in France, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Università Guido Carli LUISS, in Rome, Italy, University of Konstanz, Germany, Singapore Management University and Churchill College, Cambridge University and the University of Melbourne.

He has served as a consultant to several corporations, industrial groups, and financial institutions in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has served or continues to serve on the boards of several companies, including AION Fund L.P., ICICI Bank Ltd. (NYSE:IBN), ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY), Nomura Asset Management Inc, and Premier European Capital Ltd. He has served as an advisor to international and government organizations including the Securities and Exchange Board of India. He has taught extensively on executive programs in over twenty countries around the world.

Professor Subrahmanyam currently serves or has served as an Associate Editor of the European Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Derivatives, Journal of International Finance and Accounting, and Japan and the World Economy. He was the Founding Editor of an academic journal specializing in derivative securities and markets entitled Review of Derivatives Research. His research interests include valuation of corporate securities, options and futures markets, asset pricing, market microstructure, and fixed income markets. He has published several papers in these areas in many of the leading international journals in economics and finance, including Econometrica, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and The Review of Financial Studies. His recent books include Recent Advances in Corporate Finance (Irwin, l985) and Financial Options: From Theory to Practice (Dow Jones-Irwin, l992).

Sudipto Dasgupta

Prof Sudipto Dasgupta is Chair Professor of Finance and Director of Centre for Asian Financial Markets at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Professor Dasgupta taught at the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the School of Business and Management of the University of Southern California from 1987-1993. He was Assistant Professor at the department of Finance at HKUST from 1993-97. He then re-joined the department in 2000 as Associate Professor of Finance, after serving as the State Bank of India Chair Professor of Finance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India for two years. He has been a visiting professor of Finance at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Sweden, on several occasions. Professor Dasgupta received his PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Southern California of Southern California in 1987. Before obtaining his PhD, he received his MA in Economics from the University of Calcutta, India, in 1980 and his BA from Presidency College, Calcutta, India, in 1977.

Professor Dasgupta’s research interests are mainly in the areas of Corporate Finance, Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory, Auction Theory and Industrial Organization. He has worked on optimal auction methods for government procurement, financial policy of companies, the theory of joint venture formation and breakdowns, corporate governance, bidding for takeover targets and emerging market issues.

He has a number of publications in journals like Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, etc.