Professor and Albert R. Gamper Chair
Simi Kedia is the Albert R. Gamper Chair in Business at Rutgers Business School. She has also been a faculty at Harvard Business School. Professor Kedia’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance and span corporate governance, financial misconduct, credit ratings, proxy voting and hedge fund activism. Her research has been cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New Yorker, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, CNBC and NPR Market Place.
Key awards include Brenan Award for the Best Paper published in Review of Finance Studies in 2009, Dean’s Meritorious Research Award 2016, 2013, 2011 at Rutgers Business School, Distinguished Referee Award 2012 from Review of Financial Studies and 2012 Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics.
She is an Editor for Journal of Corporate Finance. She has served as an Associate Editor for Management Science, Review of Financial Studies and Financial Management. She serves on American Finance Association Ethics Committee. She has served on the American Finance Association Nominating Committee and on the board of Financial Management Association.
Professor Simi Kedia presents, Advanced Financial Management: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Strategy, a course that makes the Finance program—ranked #6 globally by BusinessWeek—even stronger. She leverages her vast publishing record by presenting this hard-hitting module that explores the theory and reality of mergers and acquisitions. Exploring differences in corporate governance philosophies, along with the role of financial institutions in an international setting makes the inclusion of this module a testament to the timeliness of the Rutgers EMBA curriculum.
Ph.D., New York University; Finance and International Business
M.Phil, New York University; Finance and International Business
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management
“Institutional Investors and Hedge Fund Activism” with Laura Starks and Xianjue Wang, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 2021, Volume 10, Issue 1. Lead Article.
“Whistle Blowing, Forced CEO Turnover, and Misconduct: The Role of Socially Minded Employees and Directors,” with Fred Bereskin and Terry Campbell, Management Science , 2020, Vol 66, No. 1.
“Mutual Fund Board Connections and Proxy Voting,” with Paul Calluzzo, Journal of Financial Economics, 2019.
“Large Shareholders and Credit Ratings” Co-authored with Shivaram Rajgopal and Xing Zhou, Journal of Financial Economics, 2017.
“ Rank and file employees and the discovery of misreporting: The role of stock options,” Co-authored with Andrew Call and Shivaram Rajgopal, Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2016.
- Winner of the Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics.
“Does the Revolving Door Affect the SEC’s Enforcement Outcomes,” Co-authored with Ed DeHann, Kevin Koh and Shivaram Rajgopal, Journal of Accounting and Economics 2015.
“Evidence on Contagion in Earnings Management,” Co-authored with Kevin Ko and Shiva Rajgopal, The Accounting Review, 2015.
“ Did Going Public Impair Moody’s Credit Rating” Co-authored with Shiva Rajgopal and Xing Zhou. Journal of Financial Economics, 2014
“Do SEC’s Enforcement Preferences affect Corporate Misconduct,” Co-authored with Shivaram Rajgopal, Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2011.
“The Economics of Fraudulent Accounting,” Co-authored with Thomas Phillipon. Review of Financial Studies 2009, 22 (6).
- Awarded the Brennan Prize for the best paper in Review of Financial Studies.
“The Impact of CEO Incentives on Misreporting,” Co-authored with Natasha Burns. Journal of Financial Economics 79, 2006.
“Explaining the Diversification Discount” Co-authored with Jose Campa. Journal of Finance, August 2002.
Name: Abakah, Alex
Graduation Date: 2017/May
Thesis Title: Essays on Corporate Finance
Name: Cheng, Xin
Graduation Date: 2017/May
Thesis Title: Essays on Contagion Effects of Corporate Frauds and Bond Defaults
Name: Wang, Xianjue
Graduation Date: 2016/October
Thesis Title: Essays on Hedge Fund Activism
Name: Kim, Kihun
Graduation Date: 2014/October
Thesis Title: Two Essays on Labor and Finance
Name: Calluzzo, Paul
Graduation Date: 2014/May
Thesis Title: Two Essays on Director Connections in the Mutual Fund Industry
Name: Chang, Keh-Chian
Graduation Date: 2012/October
Thesis Title: Essays on the Monitoring Role of Institutional Bond Ownership and Corporate Bond Liquidity