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 EconomicsJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisJournal 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.