About Me

NAME: Vikas Agarwal

PROFESSION: Bank of America Distinguished Chair and Professor of Finance at J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University)

ADDRESS: 175 Westbury Lane, Alpharetta GA 30005, USA

HOBBIES: Reading, Travel, Music, Singing, Movies, Cricket

QUALIFICATIONS: B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.), Ph.D. (Finance)

LANGUAGES: English, Hindi

SCHOLASTIC AWARDS AND HONORS :

  1. Best paper at Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines, 2019

  2. Best paper award in WRDS Advanced Research Scholar Program, 2018

  3. Scientific prize from the German Association for Alternative Investments, 2017

  4. Best paper award at the India Finance Conference at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, 2016

  5. Crowell Third Prize from Quantitative Research Group at PanAgora Asset Management, 2016

  6. Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Research, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, 2016

  7. Best paper award at the Indian School of Business (ISB) 2016 Summer Research Conference

  8. Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Research, Robinson College of Business, 2013

  9. Best empirical paper award at the Southern Finance Association 2012 Annual Meetings

  10. Best paper award in investments sponsored by the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) at the Financial Management Association 2011 Annual Meetings

  11. Third Prize at Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Competition, 2010 

  12. Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Research, Robinson College of Business, 2008

  13. Summer Research Grant, Robinson College of Business — 2002 to 2010

  14. First prize for best paper in hedge funds at European Finance Association (EFA) 2006 conference

  15. First prize for best paper in hedge funds at European Finance Association (EFA) 2003 conference

  16. Third Prize at INQUIRE Europe 2001 conference

  17. Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize for Economics and Computational Finance, 2000

  18. Fauchier Partners Scholarship at London Business School, 1999-2000

  19. Edward Jones Fellowship at London Business School, 1998-1999

  20. Frank Russell International PhD Scholarship in Investment Management at London Business School, 1997-1998 

  21. Investment Management Program Scholarship in PhD (Finance) Ist Year at London Business School, 1996-1997

  22. British Council Chevening Scholarship for PhD Program, 1996-1999

  23. London Business School PhD Program Financial Award, 1996-2000

  24. Awarded for securing first rank in M.M.S., 1994

  25. Chairman, Board of Governors, Gold Medal for securing highest marks in all the branches of engineering, 1992

  26. Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Mechanical Engineering, 1992

  27. Silver Medal for securing highest marks in Machine Design, 1992

  28. National Merit Scholarship in Engineering, 1989-92

WORK EXPERIENCE:
 

Academic Experience

J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University)

Bank of America Distinguished Chair of Finance, January 2019present

H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Chair of Finance, August 2015December 2018

Professor of Finance, August 2013present

Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), August 2008July 2013

Assistant Professor of Finance (tenure-track), August 2001July 2008

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Short-term Visiting Professor, 2016-present

Waseda University, Tokyo

Short-term Visiting Professor, February 2020

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Short-term Visiting Professor, May 2015 and July 2019

Hong Kong University

Short-term Visiting Professor, May-June 2019

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Short-term Visiting Professor, June 2018 and May 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Short-term Visiting Professor, June 2018 and January 2019

Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL), Mumbai

Visiting Scholar, June 2016-August 2016

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Washington DC

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), August 2015

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan and National Taiwan University, Taipei

Visiting Scholar, April 2015

EDHEC Risk Institute, Singapore

Short-term Visiting Professor, April 2013 and March 2016

University of Paris Dauphine

Visiting Scholar, April 2013 and April 2015

University of Cologne

Short-term Visiting Faculty, 2004

Corporate Experience

Larsen & Toubro Limited

 

Executive, Chemical Plants & Systems Division, Group-II (Projects), 1994-96

 

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