Atulya Sarin

Atulya Sarin

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Atulya Sarin is a Professor of Finance in the Santa Clara University. He has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses including Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisition, International Finance, Managing to IPO etc. He has published over 20 articles that have appeared in leading finance, economics and management Journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Academy of Management Journal.

He has managed a variety of consulting and litigation support assignments involving small, closely held firms to large, international conglomerates in many different industries. These assignments have involved various aspects of financial markets and securities including such matters as stock and bond prices, corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions and derivatives. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial Research and is a frequent presenter in conferences in the US and Europe.


Ph.D., Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1992
M.B.A., Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, 1982

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Recent news, presentations, and publications

Foundations of Multinational Financial Management, John Wiley & Sons, 6th ed., 2007.  Coauthored with Alan C. Shapiro.

“The Dark Side of Incentive Compensation,” co-authored with David J. Denis and Paul Hanouna, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2006.

“Mean Reversion in Earnings and the Use of E/P Multiples in Corporate Valuation,” co-authored with Mukesh Bajaj and David J. Denis, Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2004.

“The Private Equity Discount: An Empirical Examination of the Exit of Venture Backed Companies,” co-authored with Sanjiv Ranjan Das and Murali Jaganathan, Journal of Investment Management, 2003.

“Securities Class Action Settlements: An Empirical Analysis,” co-authored with Mukesh Bajaj and Sumon Muzumdar, Santa Clara University Law Review, 2003.

“Cost of Issuing Preferred Stock: An Empirical Analysis,” with Mukesh Bajaj and Sumon Mazumdar, Journal of Financial Research, 2002.

“Taxes and the Relative Valuation of S Corporations and C Corporations,” co-authored with David J. Denis, Journal of Applied Finance, 2002.

“The Usage of Convertible and Warrant Bonds by Japanese Firms: Risk-Shifting or the Delayed Issuance of Equity,” co-authored with Stephen P. Ferris, Hoje Jo, and John M. Pinkerston, Innovations in Investments and Corporate Finance, 2002.

“Securities Act Violations: Estimation of Damages,” co-authored with Nicholas I. Crew, Patrick G. Goshtigian, and Marnie A. Moore, chapter in Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert, 2001.

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