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Omesh Kini

Distinguished University Professor    
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • MBA, University of Rochester
  • B.S., Birla Institute of Technology
  • corporate governance
  • corporate restructuring activities
  • equity issuances
  • dividend policy
  • sell-side analyst research

Omesh Kini is currently a professor of finance and professor of global financial markets in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He previously taught in the Smeal College of Business Administration at the Pennsylvania State University and the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

His commitment to teaching has been recognized at all the institutions that he has been associated with over his professional career. He was awarded two MBA teaching excellence awards while at the Smeal College. While visiting the Krannert School, he was the runner-up for the Salgo-Noren Teaching Award and was awarded the runner-up trophy for teaching excellence for spring semester 1990. He was listed as one of the Outstanding Faculty at the Goizueta Business School in the Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools (Fifth Edition). He was awarded the M.B.A. distinguished educator award in 1998 at the Goizueta Business School. He was also listed as the most popular professor in that school in the Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools (Sixth Edition). In the same edition, a course that he developed and taught on corporate control was cited as one of the most popular electives. Recently, he was the recipient of a Professor of the Year Award at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Professor Kini’s research interests lie in the areas of equity issuances (IPOs and SEOs), mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, dividend policy, product recalls, market efficiency, and the value and organization of sell-side analyst research. He has published extensively in refereed journals like the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Financial Research. He received the Faculty Excellence in Research Award at the Robinson College of Business in 2004 and 2012. His research has been highly cited in top academic journals. He is actively involved with the doctoral program at Georgia State University. Over the past few years, his Ph.D. students have obtained academic positions at Tulane University, Aalto University, and University of Arizona.

  • With N. Dass, V. Nanda, B. Onal, and J. Wang, “Board Expertise: Do Directors from Related Industries Help Bridge the Information Gap?” Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.
  • With H.H. Chiu, “Equity Issuances, Equity Fund Flows, and Noise Trader Sentiment,” Review of Finance, forthcoming.
  • With R. Williams, “Tournament Incentives, Firm Risk, and Corporate Policies,” Journal of Financial Economics, 2012, Volume 103, 350-376.
  • With J. Kale and J. Payne, “The Dividend Initiation Decision of Newly Public Firms: Some Evidence on Signaling with Dividends,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2012, Volume 47, 365-396.
  • With B.A. Jain and J. Shenoy, “Vertical Divestitures through Equity Carve-outs and Spin-offs: A Product Markets Perspective,” Journal of Financial Economics, 2011, Volume 100, 594-615.
  • With S.L. Mian, M.J. Rebello, and A. Venkateswaran, “On the Structure of Analyst Research Portfolios and Forecast Accuracy”, Journal of Accounting Research, 2009, Volume 47, 867-909.
  • With W.A. Kracaw and S.L. Mian, “The Nature of Discipline by Corporate Takeovers,” Journal of Finance, 2004, Volume 59, 1511-1552.
  • With J.R. Kale and H. Ryan, “Financial Advisors and Shareholder Wealth Gains in Corporate Takeovers,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2003, Volume 38, 475-501 (lead article).
  • With V. Datar and P.A. Brous, “Is the Market Optimistic about the Future Earnings of Seasoned Equity Offering Firms?” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2001, Volume 36, 141-168 (lead article).