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Sudip Datta

Finance Department Chair, Missouri Bankers Chair and Professor of Finance
402 Cornell Hall

Dr. Sudip Datta is the chair of the Finance Department and Professor of Finance. He also holds the Missouri Bankers Chair. 

Dr. Datta’s research covers a wide variety of areas related to finance, such as, mergers and acquisitions, LBOs/RLBOs, divestitures, executive compensation, gender-based decision-making, initial public offerings of debt securities, capital structure decisions and debt structure choice, insider trading, corporate bankruptcy, earnings management, analysts forecasts, corporate pension funding decisions, internal corporate restructuring, and corporate downsizing. He has published several articles in top finance and management journals, including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Strategic Management Journal, and the Harvard Business Review. 

Dr. Datta serves on the editorial boards of:Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Corporate Ownership and Control, International Review of Banking and Financial Studies, Corporate Ownership and Organizational Behavior Review, and Review of Business. Dr. Datta is a regular commentator in radio and print media providing in-depth commentary on a variety of financial topics. Media appearances include: The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, The Washington Post, CFO magazine, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Worcester Telegraph, Economic Intuition, The Bowne Review of CFOs and Investment Bankers, CFA Digest, The Clarion Ledger, WDET Detroit Public Radio, among others. Dr. Datta has consulting experience and expertise in business valuation, estimation of financial damages/forgone earnings due to job related injuries, valuation of executive and employee stock options, valuation of shareholder damages due to stock price manipulation, insider-trading related damages, private company valuation, mergers/acquisitions, initial public offerings, and seasoned offerings.


PhD State University of New York, Binghamton; MA State University of New York, Binghamton; BS (Economics Honors), Presidency College


"Auditor Certification and Long-Run Performance of IPO Stocks,” (co-authored with Mark Gruskin and Mai Iskandar-Datta), Journal of Financial Stability (forthcoming, February 2024), volume 70, article 101214.

"Top Executive Gender, Corporate Culture, and the Value of Corporate Cash Holdings" (co-authored with Trang Doan and Francesca Toscano), Journal of Financial Stability (August 2023) vol. 67, article 101154. 

"Top Executives’ Gender and Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts" (co-authored with Trang Doan and Mai Iskandar-Datta), Finance Research Letters (June 2022) vol. 47, article 102965. 

"CFO Credentials, Stock Market Signaling, and Firm Performance" (co-authored with Trang Doan, Mai Iskandar-Datta, Abhijit Guha and Min-Jeong Kwon), International Journal of Managerial Finance (forthcoming, Accepted May 2022).

"Top Executive Gender, Board Gender Diversity, and Financing Decisions: Evidence from Debt Structure Choice", (co-authored with Trang Doan and Francesca Toscano), Journal of Banking and Finance (April 2021), vol. 125, article 106070.