Upadhyay, Arun

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  • Dr. Arun Upadhyay teaches finance courses in the College of Business at Florida International University. His primary teaching area is corporate finance. Before moving to academic world, Dr. Upadhyay worked for several years with a commercial bank in the area of credit analysis and international banking. He received Ph.D. in finance from Temple University. Prior to moving to FIU, he taught at University of Nevada, Reno where he received the College of Business Best Researcher award twice. He also taught at University of Alaska Anchorage where he was awarded College of Business and Public Policy Best Teacher award. Dr. Upadhyay served on the Investment Advisory Commission of Municipality of Anchorage. He has also served as expert witness on issues related to valuation of financial securities, responsibilities of board of directors and corporate governance.

    Dr. Upadhyay's research focuses on corporate governance issues. He studies corporate leadership structure, board structure, financial reporting and executive compensation. He has published articles on these topics in journals such as The Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. His work has been presented at various national and international conferences.

    Ph.D. in Finance
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

selected publications

research interests

  • Corporate Governance
    Board Structure
    CEO Compensation
    Risk Management
    Economic Consequences of Regulation
    Gender and Diversity in Organizations

teaching overview

  • Commercial Banking
    Corporate Finance
    Credit Analysis
    Finance Dissertation Preparation
    Finance Doctoral Independent Study
    Financial Futures and Fixed Income Investments
    Financial Management
    Financial Markets and Institutions
    Foundations of Financial Models
    Ph.D. Dissertation
    Professional Development Seminar I
    Securities Analysis

full name

  • Arun Upadhyay


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publication subject areas

  • Business & Economics
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