Darius Palia

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Professor and Thomas A. Renyi Endowed Chair in Banking
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Ph.D., New York University


Banking, Corporate Finance, Law and Economics


Finance; Financial Management

Thomas A. Renyi Endowed Chair in Banking
Founding Director, Rutgers Financial Institutions Center
Senior Fellow, Center for Contract & Economic Organization, Columbia Law School

Professor Palia is an internationally renowned scholar in law and economics, banking, and corporate governance. He earned a PhD in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and he has been on the faculty of Princeton University, Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago, and UCLA.

Dr. Palia has published extensively in the top finance journals (e.g., J. of Finance, J. of Financial Economics, RAND J., and Review of F. Studies), as well as in the top law and economics journals (e.g., American Law & Econ. Review, Harvard Business Law Review, J. of Corporation Law, J. of Empirical Legal Studies, and J. of Law & Economics). His work is extensively cited by other scholars and he is the Associate Editor of the J. of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is often quoted in newspaper articles and magazines. He continues to be invited to present his research to the faculty of top Universities, at the major academic meetings, and at the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research conferences. He has worked as an expert in both federal and state courts. As Founding Director of the Financial Institutions Center, he organizes and participates in panels that include CEOs and other senior executives of financial institutions as well as senior regulators.


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Rutgers Business School News

Too Small to Survive? Possible consequences of Dodd-Frank Act

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The two-year-old federal law, inspired by the collapse of the financial industry and the ensuing “Great Recession,” was intended to prevent another financial crisis by imposing new requirements for transparency, accountability and consumer protections. But recently, some unintended consequences of the law, namely the crushing burden on banks to meet these regulations, are starting to be raised by industry observers. More ›

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Rutgers Business School News

Collapse of Lehman Brothers proves a bank's size isn't all that matters

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Finance professor Darius Palia explains how Lehman Brothers' interconnections contributed to the bank's collapse, a factor that regulators realize now can be as important as an institution's size in evaluating its potential to disrupt the financial system.  More ›

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