Dr Prasad Hegde

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Email: prasad.hegde@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9659-6157

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Academic appointments:

  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2020 - ongoing)


  • PhD, Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bangalore University
  • Financial Risk Manager(FRM), Global Association of Risk Professionals


Prasad joined the Finance Department at AUT Business School in January 2020. Prior to joining AUT, Prasad obtained his PhD from Purdue University, USA in December 2019. Prior to academia, Prasad worked as a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM) and as an equity analyst at a buy-side fund (STCI Finance Ltd., an RBI subsidiary) in India. His research interests spans topics in empirical finance such as institutional trading behavior, role of board of directors in corporate governance, investments and empirical asset pricing. He holds a Post-Graduation Diploma in Finance and a Bachelor's degree in commerce (Accounting) from India. Prasad also holds Financial Risk Management (FRM) certification awarded by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Research interests:

Empirical asset pricing.
Corporate governance.
Empirical Corporate Finance.
Institutional trading and performance.
Investments and trading.

Teaching summary:

FINA861 - Corporate Financial Management - V1, 2020

Fields of research:

  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Member, Global Associaion of Risk Professionals (2009 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Chakravarty, S., & Hegde, P. (2019). The joint entrance exam, overconfident directors and firm performance. Journal of Corporate Finance, 56, 298-318. doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2019.02.007


Working paper/discussions

  • Hegde, P., Kale, J., & Panchapagesan, V. (2015). Do Indian Business Group Owned Mutual Funds Maximize Value for their Investors?.

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