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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 2020), 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, Entrepreneurship, Financial Intermediation
Selected Publications


1. Women’s Inheritance Rights and Entrepreneurship Gender Gap

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

     - Revise & Resubmit, Review of Financial Studies 

3.  Does personal liability deter individuals from serving as independent directors?                        (with Kasper Nielsen)

    - Revise & Resubmit, Journal of Financial Economics 

4. Business Group Spillovers (with Daniel Wolfenzon)


Conference Presentations

2019 -  WFA, FIRS (x2), SFS Cavalcade, EFA, CICF(x2), REER Conference*, FMA*(x2), NFA, USC Marshall Ph.D. Conference, LBS TADC, Paris Dauphine Finance PhD Workshop,  Bocconi-RFS New Frontiers in Banking Conference 

2018 - SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, FMA (x3), ISB Summer Conference, CICF, ABFER 2018, Midwest Finance Association, AFA Poster Session 

2017 -  Global Ph.D. Colloquium, USC Marshall Ph.D. Conference, SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific (x2)

(*denotes upcoming presentations)

Honors & Awards

USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Best Student Paper Award, WFA 2019

Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, WFA 2019

Kauffman Foundation Prize Finalist for Best Student Paper, 2019

LBS Wheeler Institute Award, LBS-TADC 2019

XiYue Best Paper Award, CICF 2019

NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp Travel Grant 2018

AFA Student Travel Grant 2018

Fordham Gabelli School of Business, Outstanding Ph.D. Student Paper

Overseas Research Award for PhD Students, 2016-2017

HKUST Postgraduate Studentship, 2014 - 2019