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Student Name NAARAAYANAN, Sankararama Lakshmi
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Department FINA
Program Name PhD(FINA)
Current Year 3
Qualifications 1. Ph.D in Finance (expected 2019), HKUST
2. Visiting PhD Student, 2017.2-2017.7, Columbia University
3. M Phil in Finance, 2016, HKUST
4. B.Tech in Civil Engineering, 2010, NIT Calicut
Research Interests Empirical Corporate Finance
Selected Publications


1. Investment Opportunities and Financing Externalities (with Daniel Wolfenzon)

2. Does accountability deter individuals from serving as independent directors?       Evidence from a corporate governance reform in India (with Kasper Nielsen)

3. Banking Relationships and Creditor Rights (with Vidhan Goyal and Anand           Srinivasan)



1. Roads and Loans (with Sumit Agarwal and Abhiroop Mukherjee)


Conference Presentations

2017- NYC PhD Colloquium; FMA Asia-Pacific*; USC PhD Conference 2017 (scheduled);              AsianFA 2017 (scheduled); 

2016 - HKUST; AsianFA 2016; Financial Research Workshop, 2016; Emerging                                    Markets Conference; India Finance Conference 2016

(*presented by coauthors)

Honors & Awards

2017 PhD Colloquium Outstanding Paper Award

Overseas Research Award for PhD Students, 2016-2017

HKUST Postgraduate Studentship, 2014 -