Bhanu Balasubramnian, Ph.D.

Bhanu Balasubramnian, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Department of Finance
Office: CBA 218
Phone: (330) 972-6332
Email: bb67@uakron.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance, The University of Mississippi, (2008)
  • MBA, MS-MBA, The University of Mississippi, (2004)
  • B.Sc., Physics, The University of Madras, Madras, India, (1981)

Professional & Academic Experience

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor of Finance, The University of Akron (2017 to present)
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, The University of Akron (2011 - 2017)
  • Instructor, Assistant Professor of Finance, Emporia State University, Emporia  (2008 - 2011).

Business Experience

  • Deloitte & Touché LLP, Memphis, TN ( Summer Intern) (2003).
  • Manager State Bank of India Group, India  (1981 - 2001).

Professional Experience

  • Program Appearances
    • Discussant, FMA Annual Meeting, 2006, 2008.
    • Referee, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2009.
    • Referee, Financial Review, 2010.
  • Teaching Experience

    The University of Akron

    • Principles of Finance
    • Commercial Bank Management – Online course since Fall 2015
    • Financial Markets and Institutions – Graduate and Undergraduate
    • Financial Statement Analysis – Senior level Undergraduate
    • Personal Financial Literacy – Online Class – Under LEAP Program

    Emporia State University

    • Fundamentals of Financial Management –Online and regular
    • Financial Institutions and Markets
    • Working-capital Management
    • Personal Finance
    • MBA- Cross-functional Course
    • Investments
    • Advanced Corporate Finance

    University of Mississippi – Graduate Instructor

    • Business Finance I
  • Organizational Involvement
    • Member, Financial Management Association.
    • Member, American Finance Association.
    • Member, Indian Institute of Bankers, India.
    • Member, Program Committee, FMA Annual Meeting, 2009.
    • Member, Program Committee, Southern Finance Association, 2008.

Teaching Interests

  • Corporate Finance, Investments, Institutions and Markets.

Research Interests

  •   Financial Intermediation, Institutions and Markets, Corporate Finance.

Research

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, Ajay Palvia and Dilip Patro, 2018, Can book-to-market ratio indicate bank’s asset-side risks? Journal of Financial Services Research, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10693-018-0299-4
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, Kathleen Fuller, and Tanja Steigner, 2016, Changes in Information Environment and Merger Announcements, American Journal of Business 31, 123-145.
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu and Ajay Palvia, 2016, Can short sellers inform bank supervision? Journal of Financial Services Research; DOI: 10.1007/s10693-016-0256-z.
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, and Eric Brisker, 2016, Financial adviser users and financial literacy –Financial Services Review 25, 127-155.
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, and Ken B. Cyree, 2014, Has market discipline on banks improved after the Dodd-Frank Act? Journal of Banking and Finance 41, 155-166 (36 citations)
    • Cited in the study of GAO on large banks, 2014
    • Cited by Bloomberg on March 12, 2013
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, Eric Brisker, and Suzanne Gradisher, 2014, Financial Adviser Background Checks, Financial Services Review 23, 305-324.
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, and Ken B. Cyree, 2011, Market Discipline of Banks: Why are yield spreads on bank-issued subordinated notes and debentures not sensitive to bank risks?, Journal of Banking and Finance 35, 21 – 35 (62 citations)
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, Tanja Steigner and Kevin R. Coulson, 2011, Pedagogical Design for a Cross-Functional Course in the Accelerated MBA Program, Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice and Research 1, 22-36.
  • Balasubramnian, Bhanu, Tanja Steigner and Kevin R. Coulson, 2009, A Recipe for Success: How cross functional projects motivate MBA students, bring the university and local community closer, and keep the AACSB happy – Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education 15, 14 – 24.

Conference Presentations

  • “The blind spot: Effects of large gaps between perceived and objective financial capability in consumer financial decision making” – With Carol Sargent
    • 2017 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
  • “Can book-to-market ratio indicate bank’s asset-side risks?” – With Ajay Palvia and Dilip Patro
    • Western Economic Association International – IBEFA 2017 Conference
  • “Market Discipline of Banks: Signals from Short Sellers around Supervisory Rating Changes” – With Ajay Palvia
  • India Finance Conference 2015
  • “Can book-to-market ratio indicate bank’s asset-side risks?” – With Ajay Palvia and Dilip Patro
    • FMA 2015
  • “Financial adviser users and financial literacy” - with Eric Brisker
    • Eastern Finance Association 2015
  • “Exchange traded funds and the likelihood of closure” with Aigbe Akhigbe and Melinda Newman
    • Southern Finance Association 2014
  • “Market Discipline of Banks: Signals from Short Sellers around Supervisory Rating Changes” with Ajay Palvia
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2013
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2013
  • “Consumer Protection: Financial advisor’s credentials, Background check, Gaps in financial literacy and regulation” – with Eric Brisker, and Suzanne Gradisher
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2013
  • “Has market discipline on banks improved after the Dodd-Frank Act?” – With Ken Cyree
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2012
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2012
    • The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, March 2012
  • “The Relation between Bank Market Discipline and Bond Market Transparency: Evidence from the Risk Sensitivity of Subordinated Notes and Debenture Yield Spreads” with Ken Cyree
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2011
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2011
  • "Acquirer Returns, Private Information, and Regulation Fair Disclosure" with Kathleen Fuller and Tanja Steigner
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting , 2010 (Scheduled)
  • "Cross-Functional Course Design for the Accelerated MBA Program" with Tanja Steigner and Kevin Coulson
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2010 (Scheduled)
  • “The Default Risk Sensitivity and Determinants of Subordinated Debt Yield Spreads” with Ken Cyree
    • The 45th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2009.
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting , 2009
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2009
  • “Recipe for Success: How Cross-functional Projects Motivate MBA Students, Bring University and the Local Community Closer, and Keep AACSB Happy", with Tanja Steigner and Kevin Coulson
    • Fall Educators' Conference of the Marketing Management Association, St. Louis, 2009
  • “Market Discipline of Banks – Do Short Sellers Monitor Banks?” with Ken Cyree
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting , 2008
    • Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2008
  • “Why do banks issue trust-preferred securities?” with Ken Cyree
    • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting , 2006

    Awards

    • The Audrey S. Major Fund Award, 2009.
    • Graduate School Honors Fellowship, 2004-2008.
    • Graduate School Summer Research Grant, 2005, 2008.
    • AFA Travel Grant, 2007.
    • FMA Travel Grant, 2006.
    • Graduate Achievement Award, 2004.
    • John Palmer Scholar, 2002 - 2004.
    • Government of India Scholarship, 1978 - 1981.
    • National Merit Scholarship, 1977.