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Sreedhar Bharath

Sreedhar Bharath

Associate Professor
Finance

Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar
Finance

Department
Contact
Office:BAC 561
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873906
Tempe, AZ 85287-3906

Phone: 480-965-6855
Fax: 480-965-8539
Email: Sreedhar.Bharath@asu.edu

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Education
Ph.D. in finance, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2003; MBA in finance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1993; B. Tech in mechanical engineering, IIT, Madras, India, 1991

Research Areas
Credit Risk; Corporate Finance; and Banking

Current Projects
“Does Shareholder Rights Affect Syndicate Structure? Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” Sandeep Dahiya and Issam Hallak

“Agency Costs, Bank Specialness and Renegotiation”

“How Do Banking Relationships Affect Corporate Liquidity?” with Yakov Amihud and Anthony Saunders

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University: 2010-Present, Associate professor of finance; University of Michigan, Ross School of Business: 2002-2010, Assistant professor of finance

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
The Bank One Corporation Assistant Professor of Business Administration - Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 2009-2010 School wide Research Award; LECG Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at the 2007 European Finance Association Annual Meetings - “Why do Firms Use Private Equity to Opt Out of Public Markets?”; Journal of Financial Economics Best Paper in Capital Markets and Asset Pricing, Second (Fama/DFA) Prize, 2007 – “Does Industry-wide Distress Affect Defaulted Firms? – Evidence from Creditor Recoveries”; Fannie Mae Best Paper Award in Financial Institutions and Markets at the 2004 Financial Management
Association Annual Meetings - “So What do I Get: A Bank’s View of Lending Relationships?”; Caesarea Center 5th Annual Academic Conference Best Paper Award, IDC Herzliya 2008 Meeting, Israel “The Changing Nature of Chapter 11”
 

Representative Publications
“Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms,” with Sandeep Dahiya, Anthony Saunders and Anand Srinivasan, Review of Financial Studies, 2011

“Why do Firms Use Private Equity to Opt Out of Public Markets?” (Lead Article) (with Amy Dittmar), Review of Financial Studies 23, 2010, pp.1771-1818.


 “Forecasting Default with the Merton Distance-to-Default Model,” with Tyler Shumway, Review of
Financial Studies
21(3), 2008, pp.1339-1369

“Liquidity Risk of Corporate Bond Returns,” with Viral Acharya and Yakov Amihud (Forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics)