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Rajesh Pathak

Rajesh Pathak
Associate Professor (Finance and Accounting)
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  • Ph.D (Finance) from IFHE, IBS-Hyderabad.
  • MBA(Finance) from ICFAI University, Dehradun.
  • M.Com (Accounting and Business Statistics) from University of Kota, Kota, Rajasthan


Dr Rajesh Pathak is currently appointed as Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. He holds master degrees in 'Accounting and Business Statistics' and 'Business Administration' and a Doctorate in Finance. Besides, He has been a visiting scholar at Bangor University, North Wales, UK; for a year during 2011-12.

His current research interests include market microstructure, functions of derivatives and contemporary corporate finance issues such as shifting trends of corporate dividend policy, bulging corporate cash holdings, reporting quality and value relevance etc.

His teaching portfolio consists of courses such as Accounting for Managers, Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Risk Management, Management Accounting etc. 

His recent research publications have appeared in journals such as Managerial Finance, International Journal of Managerial Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Applied Economics, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Global Business Review, Business: Theory and Practice, Indian Journal of Finance, etc.

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Research & Publications:

  1. Ranajee, R., Pathak, R., & Saxena, A. (2018). To pay or not to pay: what matters the most for dividend payments?. International Journal of Managerial Finance (Forthcoming).
  2. Chauhan, Y., Pathak, R., & Kumar, S. (2018). Do bank-appointed directors affect corporate cash holding?. International Review of Economics & Finance, 53, 39-56. (ABDC-A).
  3. Pathak R., Verousis T., & Chauhan Y.,(2017) Information Content of Implicit Spot Prices Embedded in Single Stock Futures Prices: Evidence from Indian Market, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 16(2), 169-187 (ABDC-B).
  4. Pathak R., Kumar, S., & Ranajee R. (2017); Going European from American: Does Style Matter?, Managerial Finance, 43 (4) (ABDC-B).
  5. Kumar, S., Pathak, R., Tiwari, A. K., & Yoon, S. M. (2017). Are exchange rates interdependent? Evidence using wavelet analysis. Applied Economics, 49(33), 3231-3245 (ABDC-A).
  6. Chauhan, Y., Kumar, S., & Pathak, R. (2017). Stock liquidity and stock prices crash-risk: Evidence from India. The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 41, 70-81 (ABDC-B).
  7. Pathak R. & Mitra A. (2017); "Predictability and Predictors of Volatility Smirk", Business: Theory and Practice/Verslas: Teorija ir Praktika , 18(1), 64-70. (Scopus Indexed).
  8. Kumar, S., & Pathak, R. (2016). Do the Calendar Anomalies Still Exist? Evidence from Indian Currency Market. Managerial Finance, 42(2). (ABDC-B).
  9. Pathak, R. (2015). Volatility Informed Trading in the Options Market: Evidence from India. Business: Theory and Practice/Verslas: Teorija ir Praktika, 17(1), 13-22. (Scopus Indexed).
  10. Pathak, R., Bhattacharjee, K. & Reddy, V. N. (2015). Information Content of Derivatives under Varying Market Conditions and Moneyness: The Case of S&P CNX Nifty Index Options. Global Business Review, 16(2), 281-302. (ABDC-C).
  11. Pathak, R., Kumar, S., & Singh G.(2015). Accounting Misdeeds at General Electric. Indian Journal of Finance, 9(12), 7-18. (Scopus Indexed).
  12. Pathak, R., Kumar, S., & Ranajee R. (2014). Price Discovery in the Equity Derivatives Market: A Literature Survey. Indian Journal of Finance, 8(6), 47-57. (Scopus Indexed).
  13. Pathak, R., & Rastogi, N. (2010). Informational Role of Options Open Interests and Volume in Forecasting Future Prices: A Study on Indian Market. IUP Journal of Financial Economics, 8(3), 49.
  14. Pathak, R., & Pradhan, S. (2012). The role of ownership structure in firm performance: A study of Indian manufacturing firms. IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, 11(3), 36.