Alok Kumar

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-1882
Locator Code:
6552

 
Career

Education

2003Ph.D. Economics Cornell University
2003 Economics Cornell University
2001 Management, Finance Yale University
1993M.E. Engineering Management Dartmouth College
1992M.S. Engineering Science, Robotics Dartmouth College
1991B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering with honors Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India)

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Behavioral science | Investments | Corporate finance

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Behavioral science | Investments | Corporate finance

Professional Experience

2014 - 2020Department Chair, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School
2012 - 2015Professor, Finance, University of Warwick Business School
2011 - 2021Gabelli Asset Management Professor, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School
2010 - 2010Cesarano Scholar and Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration
2010 - 2011Associate Professor, Finance, University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
2006 - 2010Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
2003 - 2006Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
1999 - 2001Consultant, Commonfund Securities
1994 - 1998Principal Consultant, Applications Consulting Group, Oracle Corporation

Honors & Acknowledgements

Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2011
Faculty Honor Roll for Teaching Excellence, Undergraduate Business Council, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
BSI Gamma Foundation Research Grant, 2006
Sage Fellowship, Cornell University, 2001 - 2003
Yale University Fellowship, 1998 - 2000
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Behavioral finance; empirical asset pricing; corporate finance; computational economics

Publications

With Danling Jiang and Kelvin Law Political Contributions and Analyst Behavior 37-88 (21(1) Review of Accounting Studies. ).


With Artur Hugon and An-Ping Lin Analysts, Macroeconomic News, and the Benefit of In-House Economists 513-534 (91(2) Accounting Review. ).


With Jeremy Page and Oliver Spalt Gambling and Comovement 85-111 (51(1) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. ).


With Irena Hutton and Danling Jiang Political Values, Culture, and Corporate Litigation 2905-2925 (61(12) Management Science. ).


With Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi and Oliver Spalt What is in a Name? Mutual Fund Flows When Managers Have Foreign Sounding Names 2281-2321 (28(8) Review of Financial Studies. ).


With Gennaro Bernile and Johan Sulaeman Home Away From Home: Economic Relevance and Local Investors 2009-2049. (28(7) Review of Financial Studies. ).


With William N. Goetzmann, Dasol Kim, and Qin Wang Weather-Induced Mood, Institutional Investors, and Stock Returns 73-111 (28(1) Review of Financial Studies. ).


With Irena Hutton and Danling Jiang Corporate Policies of Republican Managers 1279-1310 (49(5-6) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. ).


With Jeremy Page Deviations From Norms and Informed Trading 1005-1037 (49(4) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. ).


With Yosef Bonaparte and George Korniotis Income Hedging and Portfolio Decisions 300-324 (113(2) Journal of Financial Economics. ).


With Bin Gu, Prabhudev Konana, JaeHong Park, and Raj Raghunathan Information Acquisition and Confirmation Bias in Virtual Communities: Evidence from Stock Message Boards 1050-1067 (24(4) Information Systems Research. ).


With George Korniotis State-Level Business Cycles and Local Return Predictability 1037-1096 (68(3) Journal of Finance. ).


With Jeremy Page and Oliver Spalt Investor Sentiment and Return Comovements: Evidence from Stock Splits and Headquarters Changes 921-953 (17(3) Review of Finance. ).


With Bing Han Speculative Retail Trading and Asset Prices 377-404 (48(2) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. ).


With Yosef Bonaparte Political Activism, Information Costs, and Stock Market Participation 760-786 (107(3) Journal of Financial Economics. ).


With George Korniotis Do Portfolio Distortions Reflect Superior Information or Psychological Biases? 1-45 (48(1) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. ).

SUMMARY: Lead Article.

With Vidhi Chhaochharia and Alexandra Niessen- Ruenzi Local Investors and Corporate Governance 42-67 (54(1) Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2012).