Thomas Moore Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor of Finance
PhD in Finance, Boston College
PhD Program in Finance, University of Connecticut
B. Eng. (Electrical Engineering), Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University, India
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Krishnan’s research focuses on Empirical Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Investment Banking, Universal Banking, Securities Issuance, IPO, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Governance. He has teaching interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Institutions, and Capital Markets.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Professor Krishnan worked as an instructor and graduate assistant at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. In India, Professor Krishnan worked as a management trainee in the Power Project Development at Larsen and Toubro Limited in Mumbai. He also worked as a software engineer at Mahindra British Telecom in Pune, India.
Services to the Profession
Professor Krishnan is a member of several professional organizations, including Western Finance Association (WFA), European Finance Association (EFA), American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), and United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). He has also worked as a reviewer for the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Economics and Business.
Awards & Recognition
Outstanding Corporate Finance Paper Award at the 2007 Eastern Finance Association Annual Meetings for the paper titled, “CEO Dismissal Timing and Costs of Delayed Action: Do Some Boards Act Too Late?” (co-authored with Mine Ertugrul)
Kauffman Doctoral Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Finance, 2006-2007 Research grant for the paper titled, “How Does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency in Private Firms? A Look Beneath the Surface.” (co-authored with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Debarshi Nandy)
Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 2007 Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings for the paper titled, “Universal Banking, Private Information, and Incentive Problems: What Do Ex-Post Lending Patterns Tell Us?”
Krishnan, K., Chemmanur, T. J. (2012). Heterogeneous Beliefs, IPO Valuation, and the Economic Role of the Underwriter in IPOs. Financial Management (Lead Article), 41(4), 769-811.
Chemmanur, T. J., Krishnan, K., Nandy, D. (2011). How Does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency in Private Firms? A Look Beneath the Surface. Review of Financial Studies, 24(12), 4037-4090.
Krishnan, K., Ertugrul, M. (2011). Can CEO Dismissals Be Proactive? Journal of Corporate Finance, 17(1), 134-151.