- Associate Professor
- Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance
Raj Nahata, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance, joined the Baruch faculty in 2004. His research interests are in empirical corporate finance, with particular focus on venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Nahata has published in top-tier journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Financial Intermediation. He teaches courses in corporate finance, financial decision making, venture capital, and private equity, and has also taught in several executive programs that include students from China, France, Singapore, and Taiwan. He was awarded the Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and was nominated for Baruch College’s Presidential Excellence Award in Teaching in 2016. Nahata obtained his PhD in finance from Vanderbilt University, MBA from the University of Bombay, and Bachelor of Engineering in computer science from the MS University of Baroda, India. Prior to his doctoral studies, he had been a corporate banker and software engineer.
Dai, N., R. Nahata, and A. Brauner, 2021, “Does Individualism Matter for Hedge Funds? A Cross-Country Examination”, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.
Herron, R., and R. Nahata, 2020, “Corporate tax avoidance and firm value discount”, Quarterly Journal of Finance 10(2) 2050008, 1-50.
Nahata, R., 2019, “Success is good but failure is not so bad either: serial entrepreneurs and venture capital contracting”, Journal of Corporate Finance 58, 624-649.
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., 2012, “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.
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, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005
Dissertation Enhancement Award, 2003