Lubin School of Business
- @New York City
PhD , McGill University , 2012
Awards and Honors
- Financial Management Association Latin American Conference, February 2017 - Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance & Financial Institutions
- National Stock Exchange-India, December 1, 2014 - NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative
- Pace University, December 2013 - The Eugene and Nancy Celentano International Study Abroad Award
Ismailescu, I. & Col, B. Cross-border M&As and Credit Risk: Evidence from the CDS Market.
Col, B., Durnev, A. & Molchanov, A. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 31). Foreign Risk, Domestic Problem: Capital Allocation and Firm Performance Under Political Instability. Management Science.
Col, B. & Patel, S. (2016, December 09). Going to Haven? Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Avoidance. Journal of Business Ethics.
Col, B. (2016, December 9). Agency Costs of Moving to Tax Havens: Evidence from Cross-border Merger Premia. Corporate Governance: An International Review.
Col, B. & Errunza, V.
Corporate Governance and State Expropriation Risk.
Journal of Corporate Finance.
, pages 71-84.
Col, B. Confidence on Upswing, Mergers Make Comeback.
Col, B. & Errunza, V. Havenly Acquisitions. Academic Journal.
Confidence on Upswing, Mergers Make Comeback.
Col, B. (2012, December). Implementing Governance Practices. Director Journal. (Issue 159) , pages 37-39. http://www.icd.ca/Content/NavigationMenu/JointheICD/BenefitsofMembership1/Director_Journal.htm
Col, B. & Sen, K. (2016, August 9). Annual Meeting 2016. The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India. American Accounting Association, New York City
Col, B. & Sen, K. (2016, July 29). WFC New York . The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India. World Finance Conference, New York City
Col, B. & Sen, K. (2016, June). INFINITI Conference on International Finance. The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India. Trinity College , Dublin, Ireland
Col, B. & Sen, K. (2015, September). International Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets. The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig, Germany
Col, B. & Sen, K. (2015, September 12). IFABS 2015 Oxford Conference. The Role of Corporate Governance for Acquisitions by the Emerging Market Multinationals: Evidence from India. International Finance and Banking Society, Said School of Business, Oxford University
Col, B. (2015, June). Vietnam International Conference in Finance . Testing the Existence of Transfer Pricing in Vietnam. Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Col, B. (2015, June). Vietnam International Conference in Finance. Trade, performance, and capital allocation under political uncertainty. Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Col, B. (2014, October). FMA Annual Meetings. Do Socially Responsible Firms Go to Haven?. Financial Management Association, Nashville, TN
Col, B. (2014, June). Frontiers in Finance. Havenly Acquisitions. University of Alberta, Banff, Alberta
Col, B. (2014, May). Global Conference on Business and Finance. Corporate Governance and State Expropriation Risk. Institute for Business and Finance Research, San Jose, Costa Rica
Col, B. (2013, October). Financial Management Association (FMA). Havenly Acquisitions. Chicago
Col, B. (2013, October). Financial Management Association (FMA). The Effect of Cultural Distance on Contracting Decisions: The Case of Executive Compensation. Chicago
Col, B. (2013, September). Northern Finance Association (NFA). Havenly Acquisitions. Quebec City
Col, B. (2013, May). Rising Stars Conference Brown Bag Seminar. Havenly Acquisitions. Fordham University, New York
Col, B. (2013, March). Midwest Finance Association (MFA) . Corporate Governance and State Expropriation Risk. Chicago
Col, B. (2013, March). Midwest Finance Association (MFA) . Corporate Restructuring, Financial Deregulation, and Firm Value: Evidence from Japanese 'Spin-Ins'. Chicago
Col, B. (2013, March). Midwest Finance Association (MFA) . International Corporate Governance. Chicago
Col, B. (2012, October). FMA Annual Meeting. Foreign Risk-Domestic Problem: Trade, Politics and Capital Allocation. Financial Management Association, Atlanta, GA
Col, B. (2012, October). Seminar Series. Havenly Acquisitions. Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Col, B. (2012, June). FMA European Meeting. Havenly Acquisitions. Financial Management Association, Istanbul, Turkey
Col, B. (2012, May). St. Gallen Symposium . Leaders of Tomorrow. University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Col, B. (2012, March). PhD Class - Invited Lecturer. Law and Finance- Overview. McGill University, Montreal, QC
Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research
NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative.
National Stock Exchange-India , Other , $2,000.00 . Funded,(With Kaustav Sen) Acquisitions by emerging market firms into developed markets have increased drastically over the recent years. In this paper we plan to examine the changes in firm-level corporate governance measures of Indian firms after acquiring developed-market (DM) targets. Using firm-level Indian data for years 2001-2010, we will test whether higher degree of investor protection or common law origin in the target DM countries leads to an improvement in corporate governance of these acquirer firms. Specifically, we will analyze the institutional, promoter and FII ownership, audit fees, board characteristics of Indian acquirers before and after these M&As. Next, we plan to investigate the value implications. We will explore the sensitivity of the post-merger firm performance to various corporate governance characteristics as well as target nation characteristics.
Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog [Other],
April 18 2016
My article titled as "What Drives Corporate Inversions?' joint with Rose Liao and Stefan Zeume received coverage on Columbia Law School's blog on corporations and the capital markets
American Finance Association
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European Finance Association
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Financial Management Association
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Academic Standards Graduate Committee [Committee Chair]
Desc: Organize and conduct regular meetings in coordination with Graduate Academic Advisement office on issues related to awards and other academic matters concerning graduate students
Committee's Key Accomplishments: We approved a newly written set of criteria that clearly defines the selection criteria for the available awards. We went over the CVs as well as the recommendation letters to determine the graduate students that are eligible for the awards. We also made decisions on reinstatement cases.
Academic Standards Undergraduate Committee [Committee Member]
Desc: Going over the CVs as well as the recommendation letters to determine the undergraduate students that are eligible for the awards. Making decisions on dismissals, appeals and reinstatement cases.
Committee's Key Accomplishments: Took on an active role in the Appeals Process. Earlier, certain committee members decided on the dismissal cases. Along with the remaining committee members and academic advisors, we spent an entire day going over the arguments of 8 students that appealed the dismissal decision. We allocated 30 to 45 minutes per student, as we went through their submitted arguments and interviewed them. At the end of these processes, we made decisions on whether to continue with the dismissal process or giving them one last chance. Finally, we communicated our decision to the students in person.
Director of Faculty Seminar Series [Committee Chair]
Desc: -In order to demonstrate AACSB requirements of scholarly activity and to form a sort of research culture within the faculty we plan to initiate a seminar series and launch it within the department as a start
Committee's Key Accomplishments: -Met with Dean Braun twice and held discussions regarding the faculty seminars -The idea is discussed in detail and formalized at the department scholarship committee -The conditions are approved unanimously in the department meeting -We had three seminars from job market candidates tin 2014 -We had two within faculty presentations in 2015
Academic Standards Graduate Committee [Committee Member]
Desc: Going over the CVs as well as the recommendation letters to determine the graduate students that are eligible for the awards
Committee's Key Accomplishments: -We successfully awarded students with Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), Outstanding Student Award and Lubin Graduate Leadership Award. -We also forwarded the remaining names as recommendations to the Alumni Association for the candidates to be considered for the Alumni Association Award. -We also had a discussion and voted on reinstatement of a former student to the graduate program.
Doctoral Education Committee [Committee Member]
Lubin Faculty Scholarship Committee [Committee Member]
Academic Resource Committee