Our Faculty

PV Viswanath

Professor

Lubin School of Business

Finance

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W433

Education


PhD , University of Chicago , Chicago, Il. , 1986
Finance

MBA , University of Chicago , Chicago, IL , 1980
Economics & Management Science

MBA , University of Kentucky , Lexington, KY , 1976
Management Science

Publications


Viswanath, P., Cooper, B. & Syed, Z. (2015). Diagnostic Mammogram Same Day Test Results.

Viswanath, P. (2015). Word Power: The Impact of News Media on Corporate Pollution Practices. Journal of Business Ethics.

Viswanath, P. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Microfinance and Investment in Human and Social Capital. ACRN Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives.

Goldman, E. & Viswanath, P. Internal Capital Markets and Dividend Policy Evidence from Indian Corporates. Journal of Financial Research.

Goldman, E. & Viswanath, P. (2015, February). Export intensity and dividend policy of Indian Firms. Reviving Growth in India. Cambridge University Press.

Goldman, E. & Viswanath, P. Dividend Policies of Exporting Firms in India.

Kadiyala, P. & Viswanath, P. (2013, November). Size Effects in the Pricing of Corporate Bonds. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments. Vol 22 (Issue no. 4) , pages 229-258.

Viswanath, P. & Szenberg, M. (2012). Religious Perspectives on the Economic Crisis: An Overview. Michael Szenberg and Lall Ramrattan (Eds.), The Great Recession: Major Religious Perspectives on the Global Economic and Financial Crisis. Amazon Press.

Tinkelman, D., Viswanath, P. & Vogel, G. (2012, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Sub S Valuation: To Tax Effect or not to Tax Effect is not really the question. The Tax Lawyer.

Viswanath, P. The Specification of Interest Rates in Ancient Athens. Journal is not in list - being petitioned.

Goldman, E. & Viswanath, P. Export Intensity and Financial Policies of Indian firms. Journal of Development Economics.

Tinkelman, D., Viswanath, P. & Vogel, M. Sub S Valuation: To Tax Affect, or Not to Tax Affect, is Not Really the Question. The Tax Lawyer.

Viswanath, P. & Szenberg, M. Could what you don't know hurt you? Information Asymmetry in Medieval Land Markets. .

Kadiyala, P. & Viswanath, P. Execution of Large Orders in the Corporate Bond Market. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Viswanath, P. Bankruptcy Procedures across the Developing World. .

Viswanath, P. Costly Search and the Profitability of Acquisitions. .

Viswanath, P. Acquiring Privately-Held Firms: A Costly Search Perspective. .

Viswanath, P. The Use of Real Estate for the Settlement of Claims in Jewish Babylonia. .

Viswanath, P. Tracking Stocks and Financial Focus. .

Viswanath, P. Dividend Policy in the Deregulated Electricity Industry: a test of the Clientele Hypothesis.

Viswanath, P. Corporate Focus and Tracking Stocks: Does Operational Focus add to firm value?.

Viswanath, P. & Rosenberg, M. The Impact of Unexpected Inflation on Firm Value: The Duration Effect.

PRESENTATIONS


Viswanath, P. (2015, August 25). Economics Workshop . Word Power: The Impact of News Media on Corporate Pollution Practices. Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Viswanath, P. (2014, September). 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Word Power: The Impact of News Media on Corporate Pollution Practices. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pa.

Viswanath, P. (2014, August 25). Department of Economics Workshop. Word Power: The Impact of News Media on Corporate Pollution Practices. Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Viswanath, P. (2014, August 13). IXth Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management. Word Power: The Impact of News Media on Corporate Pollution Practices. Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India

Viswanath, P. (2013, July 26). Workshop on Sustaining High Growth in India. Does Cash flow Volatility Explain Dividend Policy? A Study of Exporting and non-Exporting Firms in India. Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India

Viswanath, P. (2012, August 9). International Conference on Banking and Finance. Dividend Policies of Exporting Firms in India. TAPMI University, Manipal, India, Bangalore, India

Viswanath, P. (2012, July 31). Invited Lecture. Microfinance. Ramakrishna Mahavidyalaya, Kailashahar, Tripura, India

Viswanath, P. (2012, July 11). Invited Lecture. Microfinance. Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China

Viswanath, P. (2012, July 9). Invited Lecture. Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance. Northwestern Polytechnic University , Xi'an, China

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Viswanath, P. (2014, September). Faculty Fellow.
Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,Poverty remains a pervasive national problem in Kenya today. The poor in Kenya constitute more than half of the total population. In other words, at least one in every two Kenyans is poor. This study proposes to do a study of the extent to which microfinance in Kenya has helped in poverty alleviation through the provision of microcredit. In particular, the study examines the role of market access in the impact of micro-lending on the success of microenterprises using microfinance institution (MFI) funds. While there have been many evaluations of MFIs, there have been very few that look at market conditions as an input into the success of micro-lending and none in Kenya, to my knowledge.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Finance Association
  • Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture
  • Eastern Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • New York Society of Security Analysts

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Faculty Development Committee [Committee Chair]
  • LFC Graduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]
  • Graduate Finance Club [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Help students in their various activities, advise and counsel
  • LFC Graduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: To oversee new graduate courses and programs
  • LFC Faculty Development Committee [Committee Chair]
    Desc: To develop programs to help faculty be better teachers.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: We are working on a series of best teaching practices videos
  • Faculty Development Committee [Committee Chair]
    Desc: To manage the discussion and implementation of any issues that are brought up, pertaining to faculty development
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: We discussed the question of how faculty can help students improve teamwork and collaboration skills. We are also looking into how faculty could work together in a multi-disciplinary way to improve student outcomes.
  • Lubin Graduate Finance Club [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: To advise the student leaders in the running of the club
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Participate in the deliberations of the committee and represent the Finance Department
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I shepherded the Department's proposals through the Grad Curriculum Committee.
  • Select Committee on Assurance of Learning [Committee Member]
    Desc: To participated in its deliberations.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I arranged for instructors to perform the assessment in various courses. I have also created and updated the learning goals for the different Finance and Economics programs.
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Participate in deliberations
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I could not attend many of the meetings because the regular meeting time conflicted with one of my classes. However, I tried to provide input through email.
  • 4 Ways to the CPA [Other]
    Desc: I made a presentation to Accounting students about the BBA (Accounting) - MS (Fin Mgmt) program
  • NYSSA Chapter [Other]
    Desc: The students needed a faculty member to accompany them on a Federal Reserve tour. I agreed and accompanied them.
  • NYSSA Student Chapter [Other]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: On Feb. 7, I accompanied the NYSSA student chapter on a tour to the Federal Reserve. During the tour, I gave an impromptu class on swaps to a student in taxation. I also talked to several Chinese, Indian and one Pakistani and one Saudi student to find out if their experience at Pace had been a good one.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • NYFC Calendar Committee and Calendar Task Force [Committee Member]
    Desc: I worked to ensure the adoption of an academic calendar that is fair to all University members, as well as results in an efficient use of University space.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Ongoing adoption of academic calendars.
  • Smoking Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: I participated extensively in the deliberations of the committee. This resulted in a report to the NYFC on how Pace can be transformed into a Smoke-Free campus. The work of the committee is still in progress.
  • NYFC Calendar Committee and Calendar Task Force [Committee Member]
    Desc: I worked to ensure the adoption of an academic calendar that is fair to all University members, as well as results in an efficient use of University space.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Ongoing adoption of academic calendars.
  • "Up to Us" National competition [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Advise students
  • Up to Us, Student Organization [Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org)]
    Desc: To advise students
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Up to Us is a national competition that empowers students to educate their peers on the United States' long-term debt, how it could affect their economic opportunities, and what their generation can to do to be a voice and inspire collective action.
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Convocation [Reader]
    Desc: Read out graduating student names at commencement
  • NYFC Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: I participated in its deliberations and represented the interests of Lubin.
  • NYFC Calendar Committee
    Desc: Participate in Deliberations
  • Summit on Resilience: Securing Our Future through Public-Private Partnerships [Attendee, Meeting]

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Reuters Interview [Interviewee]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I spoke to Reuters regarding Apple's plan to ban the issue of preferred stock.
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