University of Miami (United States)
Dr. Cronqvist is Zhongkun Group Chair Professor of Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and based in Shanghai, China. CEIBS is a joint venture between China and the European Union, with campuses in Shanghai, Beijing,and Shenzhen, and provides top-ranked MBA, EMBA, and executive education programs, with the strategic goal of educating responsible leaders versed in China Depth, Global Bread. At CEIBS, Dr. Cronqvist conducts inter-disciplinary research and teaches finance, entrepreneurship, and management. Dr. Cronqvist received a PhD in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and an MS in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. Previously, he was the McMahon Family Chair of Corporate Finance and George R. Roberts Fellow at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, a top-ranked liberal arts institution in California, with a strong track record of educating business and government leaders. Prior to that, Dr. Cronqvist was a professor at the Ohio State University, where he was a recipient of "The Pace Setters Outstanding Research Award", the Fisher College of Business annual award for research contributions among its faculty. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Financial Research in Sweden. Dr. Cronqvist`s broad research interests include behavioral finance, corporate finance, and managerial decision-making. His research has been published in top-journals in economics, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy as well as top-journals in finance, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.Based on his research, he is frequently invited to give seminars at conferences and universities and to executives and public policy makers around the world. Several of his research papers have been recognized with "Best Paper Awards" at international academic conferences, and have been sponsored by competitive research grants. Dr. Cronqvist`s research has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on CNBC, among other media outlets. Dr. Cronqvist has extensive teaching experience in the US, Europe, and China related to corporate valuation, investment banking and M&A, corporate governance, and private equity, at the MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels. He has also developed many business cases, clinical studies, and simulation models, which illustrate complex financial transactions and management decisions. He is also active in executive and entrepreneurial education and coaching, and he has designed, delivered, and managed open and in-company education programs in emerging financial markets in Asia and Latin America. Dr. Cronqvist provides frequent consulting advice to multinational companies in the areas of corporate finance and managerial decision-making. Dr. Cronqvist`s current research projects involve understanding behaviors and biases of fund managers and retail investors, the importance of corporate culture,and the influence of top-executives personalities on managerial decision-making.His current teaching projects involve developing a strategy for optimized "blended learning" in business education, leading the development of case studies related to Chinese companies overseas M&A and going-public activities, and developing a course on behavioral finance.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
Professor Bhattacharya received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1980; an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1982; and his Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University in 1990. He joined HKUST in 2014. Professor Bhattacharya`s research is on the dark side of finance. He has published in all the top-tier finance journals, and many of the top-tier accounting and economics journals. His research has been featured more than a hundred times in the U.S. media and in the foreign media (including four feature stories in the Economist.) He has been invited to present his research in more than 170 institutions in 24 countries in 5 continents. He wrote a report for and served as a member of the "Task Force to Modernize Securities Regulation in Canada" in 2006. He and his report were featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigative story titled "Who Is Guarding Your Money." Legislators in Ontario, Canada, discussed this report. On May 16, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission of the U.S. invited him to present the findings of his Journal of Finance paper that documents cross-subsidies in mutual fund families. He is now an official whistleblower. Professor Bhattacharya is also an excellent teacher. He was awarded the Trustee Teaching Award by Indiana University twice. He teaches in a different country every summer. He has taught at top universities in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Holland, India,Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan and Turkey. In the U.S., he has been a visiting faculty at Chicago, Duke and MIT. His goal is to spread the gospel of honest finance to every corner of the globe.