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Nahata Rajarishi

Associate Professor of Finance

Nahata RajarishiAssociate Professor of Finance
(646) 312-3473


B. Engg. MS University, India Computer Science 1993
MMS University of Bombay, India Finance 1996
PhD Vanderbilt University Finance 2004

Areas of Expertise:

Venture Capital, Private Equity, Entrepreneurial Finance, M&A, Empirical Corporate

Selected Publications:

Dai, N. and R. Nahata, 2016, "Cultural differences and cross-border venture capital syndication", Journal of International Business Studies 47, 140-169.

Nahata, R., S. Hazarika and K. Tandon, 2014, “Success in global venture capital investing: do institutional and cultural differences matter?”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 49, 1039-1070.

Hazarika, S., Karpoff, J. and Nahata, R., "Internal corporate governance, CEO turnover, and earnings management" Journal of Financial Economics 104, 44-69.

Masulis, R. and R. Nahata, 2011, “Venture Capital Conflicts of Interest: Evidence from Acquisitions of Venture Backed Firms”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 46, 395-430.

Nahata, R., 2010, “Reputation in Financial Intermediation: Evidence from Venture Capital”, in Douglas J. Cumming, Ed., Companion to Venture Capital (Wiley, Chapter 15)

Masulis, R. and R. Nahata, 2009, “Financial Contracting with Strategic Investors: Evidence from Corporate Venture Capital backed IPOs”, Journal of Financial Intermediation 18, 599-631.

Nahata, R., 2008, "Venture Capital Reputation and Investment Performance", Journal of Financial Economics 90, 127-151.

Professional Activities:

Reviewer: Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Corporate Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Emerging Markets Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Financial Management, Journal of Comparative Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, The Financial Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Media Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.


  • Conference on Entrepreneurship and Finance, Lund University, Sweden, 2013
  • Darden and Judge Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference, University of Virginia Darden, 2013
  • FMA Annual Meetings, Chicago, 2013
  • Triple Crown Conference,  2013, 2011
  • Conference on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation, Queen’s University, 2011, Kingston, Canada
  • EFMA Symposium on venture capital and initial public offerings, European Financial Management Association, 2010, Montreal
  • 20th FEA Conference, 2009, Rutgers University
  • World Bank and Kauffman Foundation’s Conference on Entrepreneurship and Growth, November 2009
  • Summer Research Conference, 2009, Indian School of Business
  • 2nd Corporate Governance and Fraud Prevention Conference, 2009, George Mason University
  • 3rd RICAFE2 Conference, 2008, University of Amsterdam
  • CRSP Forum Conference, 2008
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) at Cornell University, 2008
  • ECGI, University of Mannheim and JFI Conference on ‘Financial Contracting: Theory and Evidence’ 2007, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • FMA 2009, FIRS 2008, WFA 2007, EuropeanFA 2007, EasternFA 2006, FMA 2004, FMA 2003

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Best Paper Award at the Second Annual Conference on Corporate Governance and Fraud Prevention at George Mason University, 2009

Eugene Lang Research Fellowship, 2008

Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, 2008

PSC CUNY Research Awards, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005

Dissertation Enhancement Award, 2003

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