Sudheer Chava is Alton M. Costley Chair and Professor of Finance at Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. He has received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2003. Prior to that he has an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore and worked as a fixed income analyst at a leading investment bank in India. He has held academic positions at University of Houston and Texas A&M University before joining Georgia Tech in 2010.
Dr. Chava has taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and master’s level including FinTech Ventures, Derivatives, Risk Analytics, Valuation, Cases in Financial Crisis, Management of Financial Institutions, and Credit Risk Analysis. He has also taught both theoretical and empirical finance courses at the doctoral level.
Dr. Chava’s research interests are in Credit Risk, Banking, Empirical Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. He has published extensively in all the top journals in Finance including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research has won a Ross award for the best paper published in Finance Research Letters in 2008, was a finalist for Brattle Prize for the best paper published in Journal of Finance in 2008 and was nominated for the Goldman Sachs award for the best paper for published in Review of Finance during 2004. Dr. Chava is the recipient of multiple external research grants such as FDIC-CFR Fellowship, Morgan Stanley Research grant, Financial Service Exchange Research grant, Q group research award (2010, 2012) and GARP research award. He has presented his work at numerous finance conferences such as AFA, WFA, EFA, FDIC and Federal Reserve Banks and at many universities in the U.S. and abroad.