Prof. Ayan Bhattacharya’s research focus is financial economics. He completed his PhD in Finance from Cornell University in 2016. Ayan has a Masters in financial mathematics from Stanford University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Before beginning his graduate studies, Ayan was in the industry, working as a structured products trader. More details on Ayan’s research and background are available on his personal website: https://sites.google.com/a/cornell.edu/ayanbh/