Whether advising Fortune 500 companies or using his work experience at the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission to illustrate a point in class, Professor Sanjai Bhagat is easily able to explain complicated financial theories to students.
Throughout his more than 20-year teaching career, Bhagat has been recognized for excellence in education. He was the Graduate Professor of the Year and winner of the Frascona Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award and an Educator of Distinction Award Finalist.
In addition to teaching finance at the Leeds School of Business, Bhagat is also connected to the start-up community in Colorado and is the founding director of TiE-Rockies (The Indus Entrepreneurs)—a professional group for technology entrepreneurs.
His work “The Promise and Perils of Corporate Governance Indices,” was recently selected as one of the “Best Corporate and Securities Articles” by the Vanderbilt Law School publication Corporate Practice Commentator. The European Corporate Governance Institute also awarded the article the De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize for best paper.
During the past decade Dr. Bhagat has made invited public presentations to a variety of professional audiences:
Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance, and Bank Capital (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
“IPO Valuation: The International Evidence,” in The Oxford Handbook of IPO Valuation, Oxford University Press, 2017.
"Employment, Corporate Investment, and Cash Flow Uncertainty," Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, 2017.
“Size, Leverage, and Risk-Taking of Financial Institutions,” Journal of Banking and Finance 59, 2015
“Bank Executive Compensation And Capital Requirements Reform” Journal of Corporate Finance, 2014.
"Director Ownership, Governance and Performance," Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, 2013.
“Why Do Venture Capitalists Use Such High Discount Rates?” Journal of Risk Finance, 2014.