Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Moore Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Finance

Karthik Krishnan

414C Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.4707
k.krishnan@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

PhD in Finance, Boston College
PhD Program in Finance, University of Connecticut
B. Eng. (Electrical Engineering), Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University, India

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Krishnan's research focuses on Empirical Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Investment Banking, Universal Banking, Securities Issuance, IPO, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Governance. He has teaching interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Institutions, and Capital Markets.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Professor Krishnan worked as an instructor and graduate assistant at Boston College's Carroll School of Management. In India, Professor Krishnan worked as a management trainee in the Power Project Development at Larsen and Toubro Limited in Mumbai. He also worked as a software engineer at Mahindra British Telecom in Pune, India.

Services to the Profession

Professor Krishnan is a member of several professional organizations, including Western Finance Association (WFA), European Finance Association (EFA), American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), and United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). He has also worked as a reviewer for the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Economics and Business.

Awards & Recognition

Outstanding Corporate Finance Paper Award at the 2007 Eastern Finance Association Annual Meetings for the paper titled, "CEO Dismissal Timing and Costs of Delayed Action: Do Some Boards Act Too Late?" (co-authored with Mine Ertugrul)

Kauffman Doctoral Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Finance, 2006-2007 Research grant for the paper titled, "How Does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency in Private Firms? A Look Beneath the Surface." (co-authored with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Debarshi Nandy)

Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 2007 Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings for the paper titled, "Universal Banking, Private Information, and Incentive Problems: What Do Ex-Post Lending Patterns Tell Us?"

Publications

Selected Publications

Krishnan, K., Chemmanur, T. J. (2012). Heterogeneous Beliefs, IPO Valuation, and the Economic Role of the Underwriter in IPOs. Financial Management (Lead Article), 41(4), 769-811.

Chemmanur, T. J., Krishnan, K., Nandy, D. (2011). How Does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency in Private Firms? A Look Beneath the Surface. Review of Financial Studies, 24(12), 4037-4090.

Krishnan, K., Ertugrul, M. (2011). Can CEO Dismissals Be Proactive? Journal of Corporate Finance, 17(1), 134-151.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Krishnan, Karthik (Presenter & Author), NBER conference on Changing Financing Market for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, "Do Local and International Venture Capitalists Play Well Together? International Venture Capital Investments and the Development of Venture Capital Markets.", NBER, Half Moon Bay. (November 9, 2013).

Krishnan, Karthik (Presenter & Author), FIRS annual meetings, "Increased Access to Financing and Firm Productivity", Financial Intermediation Research Society, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (June 1, 2013).

Krishnan, Karthik (Author Only), Society of Financial Studies (SFS) Cavalcade, "Increased Access to Financing and Firm Productivity", Society of Financial Studies, Miami. (May 15, 2013).

Krishnan, Karthik, Bentley University Finance seminar series, "Expertise or Proximity? International Venture Capital Investments and the Development of Venture Capital Markets", Bentley University, Waltham, MA. (April 26, 2013).

Krishnan, Karthik (Author Only), NBER conference on Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, "Increased Access to Financing and Firm Productivity", NBER, Cambridge, MA. (March 15, 2013).