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Faculty Profile: Debarshi K Nandy

Debarshi K Nandy

Associate Professor of Finance in the Brandeis International Business School

Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation.
Specific interests in Entrepreneurial finance and financing of Innovation, Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Venture Capital financing, Angel financing, Syndicated Lending markets, Hedge Funds, Corporate Restructuring, Small Business financing, and Firm Productivity,

My research interests are in the fields of entrepreneurial finance and innovation, corporate finance, and financial intermediation with special interests in the going public decision of firms, IPOs, venture capital financing, angel financing, financing for small businesses, corporate restructuring and security issuance. Many of my research projects utilize establishment level business micro-data of the U.S. Census Bureau in analyzing issues that relate to value creation in firms while they are still private and also on the growth of entrepreneurship, innovation, and new business creation. With regard to financial intermediation, my interests include issues related to loan syndication and contracting and agency problems in syndicated loan markets.

Boston College, Ph.D.
University of Calcutta, M.S.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2015) Provost Research Award
  • (2012) Fama/DFA Prize for Capital Markets and Asset Pricing, second place for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2011.
  • (2012) National Science Foundation (NSF), SES grant number-1156246, for $315,046 titled, “Market Access and Border Entrepreneurship”
  • (2010) Outstanding Financial Institutions Paper, Eastern Finance Association (EFA)
  • (2010) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant for $75,500.00. PI on Evolution and Success of Entrepreneurial Activity: Evidence from Micro-Data
  • (2008) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Special Business Research Grant for $155,000.00. Co-PI with Nadia Massoud on Hedge Funds Syndicated Lending and Short Selling: Their Impact on Corporate Survival Rates
  • (2007) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant for $62,000.00. Co-PI with Yisong Tian on Corporate Governance, Managerial Equity Incentives and Firm Productivity
  • (2005) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant for $90,192.00. PI on Effect of new Equity Issues and Corporate Restructuring on Product Market Performance
  • (2002) Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for Best Teaching Fellow, Boston College
  • (1998) Best Paper in Financial Institutions, Financial Management Association (FMA) for The Determinants of Contract Terms in Bank Revolving Credit Agreements