Dr. P.V. Viswanath



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Published Papers

  • Pavel Alejandro and P.V. Viswanath. 2019. The new financial framework for the Cuban non-state sector.  Post-Communist Economies, 31(2).  https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2018.1460534
  • P.V. Viswanath. 2018. Microfinance and the Decision to Invest in Children’s Education. International Journal of Financial Studies 6: 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijfs6010016
  • P.V. Viswanath. 2018. Microcredit and Survival Microenterprises: The Role of Market Structure. International Journal of Financial Studies 6: 1, doi:10.3390/ijfs6010001
  • P.V. Viswanath. 2015. “Microfinance and Investment in Human and Social Capital,” ACRN Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, Special Issue of Social and Sustainable Finance, Vol.4 Issue 3, July 2015, p. 81-101.

Law and Economics

Published Papers
Working Papers

Corporate Finance

Published Papers
Working Papers
  • "Does Cashflow Volatility Explain Dividend Policy? Evidence from Exporting and non-Exporting Firms in India." (with Elena Goldman)
  • Jay Pandit and P.V. Viswanath. “Corporate Focus and Tracking Stocks: Does Operational Focus add to firm value?,” June 2003, Working Paper.
  • Jay Pandit and P.V. Viswanath. “Tracking Stocks and Financial Focus,” December 2003, Working Paper.
  • Jouahn Nam and P.V. Viswanath, “Acquiring Privately-Held Firms: A Costly Search Perspective,” March 2003, Working Paper.


Published Papers
  • Padmaja Kadiyala and P.V. Viswanath. “ Size Effects in the Pricing of Corporate Bonds,” Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, vol. 22, no. 4, 2013, pp. 229-258.
  • “Bull and Bear Markets,” International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition.
  • “Bid-Ask Spreads,” International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition.
  • "Project Selection and Stochastic Volatility of Asset Prices, Abstract," Journal of Finance, 48, 3 (July 1993), p. 1111 (with Shashidhar Murthy).
  • "Structure Stability with Ex-Ante Factor Specification in the APT." International Journal of Finance 3, no. 1, (Autumn 1990): 121-157 (with Krishna Hegde).
Working Papers
  • Menahem Rosenberg and P.V. Viswanath. “The Impact of Unexpected Inflation on Firm Value: The Duration Effect,” January 2004, Working Paper.
  • P.V. Viswanath and Gordon Tang, “Stocks that Behave Like Bonds,” November 2003, Working Paper.

Risk and Insurance

Published Papers
  • "Solvency Risk and Optimal Tax Sheltering of Property-Liability Insurers." Journal of Risk and Insurance, September 1995 (with Richard Ponarul).
  • "Solvency Risk and the Tax Sheltering Behavior of Property-Liability Insurers," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Insurance Solvency and Finance, Philadelphia, Pa., April 1994 (with Richard Ponarul).

Futures Markets

Published Papers
  • "Efficient Use of Information, Convergence Adjustments and Regression Estimates of Hedge Ratios." Journal of Futures Markets, 13, no. 1, (February 1993): 43-54.
  • "Robustness Results for Regression Hedge Ratios: Futures Contracts with Multiple Deliverable Grades." Journal of Futures Markets 12, no. 3 (June 1992): 253-264 (with Sris Chatterjee).
  • "Taxes and the Futures-Forward Price Difference in the 91-day T-bill Market." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 21, no. 2, (May 1989): 190-205.

Finance and Marketing

Published Papers
  • "The Effect of New Product Preannouncements and Announcements on the Value of the Firm," Journal of Market Focused Management, v. 2, no. 2, 1997, p. 183-199. (with Paul Koku and Sharan Jagpal)


Published Research Articles

Other Published Judaica Articles and Video Presentations

Working Papers
Other Publications
  • Cooper, Benjamin; P.V. Viswanath and Zeba Syed. “Diagnostic Mammogram Same Day Test Results,” Abstract no. 74, Proceedings of the 2015 Annual College of Radiology Meetings, Washington, DC.