Hi, I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at Georgia State University. My areas of expertise include corporate finance, financial technology, and machine learning.
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I received a PhD in Finance from Washington University and a Bachelor's in Technology from IIT Kanpur. Between the two degrees, I worked in sovereign bond research and options trading. Feel free to email me about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check out my Curriculum Vitae, or reach around the web on GitHub, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
My research focuses on two broad questions. First, why do shareholder's preferences vary, and how do agents persuade the shareholders? And second, how do public perceptions about the financial sector and regulations affect economic outcomes? While my research agenda contributes to two distinct fields, a unifying theme of my research is the use of big data and machine learning techniques to overcome the empirical challenges that would typically prevent measuring these sentiments objectively.
We use a text-based measure of popular sentiment toward finance to study how finance sentiment responds to rare historical disasters and to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. ... Read more
We measure popular sentiment toward finance using a computational linguistics approach applied to millions of books published over hundreds of years. ... Read more
We analyze whether the increasingly large bond holdings of institutional investors are associated with how actively institutions vote and monitor their equity investments. ... Read more
I am teaching Financial Analysis and Introduction to Loan Structuring (FI 4020) in Fall 2021. Do reach out if you need to know more about the course.
I love to be active, go out, and paint. These days, I am learning to drive and aspiring to be a good chef. I follow comics-based shows and explore advancements in natural language processing. I am thankful to Super30, Kendriya Vidyalaya, MPS Foundation, and Human Resource India, for all the help. In my free time, I hike around Atlanta and go fishing.