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PhD Candidate




  • PhD Candidate, Finance

    Tippie College of Business


  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 2022
  • Master of Commerce in Finance, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2012
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Finance, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, 2010

Areas of Interest

  • Empirical corporate finance: capital structure, corporate culture, compensation contracting, entrepreneurship

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Graduate College Covid Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2021
  • Financial Management Association (FMA) Doctoral Student Consortium, 2020
  • American Finance Association (AFA) Travel Grant Award, 2019
  • Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2018
  • Best Summer Paper Award, Department of Finance, University of Iowa, 2017
  • Best PhD Teaching Assistant at the College of Business, University of Iowa, 2020 - 2021
  • Graduate College Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2019 - 2020

Professional Service

  • International Journal of Mangerial Finance, Reviewer.
  • Managerial Finance, Reviewer.
  • FMA Annual Meeting, Discussant, January 2021.