Amar Gande

Associate Professor
PhD, Finance, New York University
MBA, Finance, Indian Institute of Management
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology


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  • Bio

    Amar Gande is an associate professor of finance at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business, where he joined the faculty in 2006.  Dr. Gande previously taught at Vanderbilt University.  He holds a PhD in finance from New York University.

    His teaching and research interests are in financial institutions, corporate finance, and international finance.  Dr. Gande has received multiple awards for his research.  His research has been published in premier finance and economics journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of International Business Studies.  He also serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies.  On the teaching front, Dr. Gande received the "Eugene T. Byrne Endowed Faculty Innovation Award" for 2008-2009 for demonstrating innovation in teaching at the SMU Cox School of Business, and was awarded the "James A. Webb Jr. Award", for excellence in teaching at Vanderbilt University from the graduating MBA classes in 2003 and in 2001.

    Prior to his PhD, Dr. Gande worked in Citibank in the areas of Corporate Banking and International Trade Finance, primarily in India.  He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, and a BTech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (India).

  • Teaching

    BA 6375 Corporate Finance
  • Research

    Financial Institutions
    Corporate Finance
    International Finance
  • Select Publications

    Gande, A., John, K., Nair, V. & Senbet, L.W. (2020). Taxes, Institutions and Innovation: Theory and International Evidence. Journal of International Business Studies, 51, 1413-1442. [DOI: 10.1057/s41267-020-00375-1]

    Gande, A., & Kalpathy, S. (2017). CEO Compensation and Risk-taking at Financial Firms: Evidence from U.S. Federal Loan Assistance. Journal of Corporate Finance, 47, 131-150.

    Gande, A., & Saunders, A. (2012). Are banks still special when there is a secondary market for loans? Journal of Finance, 67(5), 1649-1684.

    Altman, E., Gande, A., & Saunders, A. (2010). Bank Debt versus Bond Debt: Evidence from Secondary Market Prices. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 42(4), 755-767.

    Gande, A., & Lewis, C. M. (2009). Shareholder Initiated Class Action Lawsuits: Shareholder Wealth Effects and Industry Spillovers. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 44(4), 823-850.

    Gande, A., Schenzler, C., & Senbet, L. W. (2009). Valuation Effects of Global Diversification. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(9), 1515-1532.