Swasti Gupta-Mukherjee



Ph.D, Finance (2007)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Thesis: Three Essays on the Role of Information Networks in Financial Markets   

B.Tech (Honors), Chemical Engineering (2002)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur


Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business
   Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), 2014-present
   Assistant Professor of Finance, 2007-2014
   (On Leave: 2011-2012)


Investments; Mutual Funds; Institutional Investors; Information Economics; Behavioral Finance; Corporate Finance


"Investing in the 'New Economy': Mutual Fund Performance and the Nature of the Firm"
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2014, Vol. 49 (1), 165191.   
    Excerpted in the CFA Digest,  Vol. 44, December 2014.


"Geography, Informal Information Flows and Mutual Fund Portfolios"
    (with Richard Fu (University of Alabama))
    Financial Management, 2014, Vol. 43 (1),

"When Active Fund Managers Deviate from their Peers:  The Impact on Performance"
Journal of Banking and Finance, 2013, Vol. 37 (4), 12861305.

"The Decline in Venture-backed IPOs:  Implications for Capital Recovery"
(with Susan Chaplinsky (Darden, University of Virginia))
    Handbook of Academic Research on IPOs, 2013, Edward Elgar Publishing.

"Mars-Venus Marriages: Culture and Cross-border M&A"
(with Rajesh Chakrabarti (Indian School of Business), Narayanan Jayaraman (Georgia Institute of Technology)) 
    Journal of International Business Studies, 2008, Vol. 40, 216–236.

"Are there Real Effects of Licensing on Academic Research? A Life Cycle View"
    (with Marie Thursby (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jerry Thursby (Georgia Institute of Technology))
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2007, Vol. 63, 577598. NBER WP#11497


"Limited Attention and Portfolio Choice:  The Impact of Attention Allocation on Mutual Fund Performance"
    (with Ankur Pareek (Rutgers University))

    American Finance Association (AFA) Annual Meeting 2013 (San Diego)
    Finalist for Crowell Prize 2013 (PanAgora Asset Management)

"Mutual Fund Managers' Limited Attention and their Use of Categories"

"Investment Risk Allocation and the Venture Capital Exit Market"
    (with Susan Chaplinsky (Darden, University of Virginia))
    Kauffman Foundation Conference, 2012

"When is Money Smart? Mutual Fund Flows, Energy Prices, and Household Disposable Income" (available upon request)


"Does Limited Attention Matter in Security Analysis? Evidence from Analysts' Reliance on Categories" (available upon request)
    (with Hae Mi Choi (Loyola University Chicago))

    American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting 2015 (Chicago)

"Home Industry Bias" (available upon request)
   (with Steven Todd (Loyola University Chicago)) 



Finalist for the 2013 Dr. Richard A. Crowell Memorial Prize awarded by Pan Agora Asset Management

Quinlan Faculty Research Grant (2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2009-2010, 2008-2009)

Research Grant, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2010-2011)

Loyola University Chicago, Summer Research Award (2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008)

National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT Graduate Associate (2004-2006)

American Finance Association (AFA) Student Travel Award (2006)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Fellowship (2003)

Best Graduating Student, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (2002)

IIT Joint Entrance Examination All India Rank in top 0.5%
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination All India Rank in top 0.1% 


American Accounting Association (AAA); Midwest Finance Association (MFA);  Financial Management Association (FMA) (scheduled); Financial Management Association (FMA)- Asia (scheduled); Fordham University
2014 Midwest Finance Association (MFA)
American Finance Association (AFA);  Midwest Finance Association (MFA);  EFMA (UK); PanAgora Asset Management (Crowell Prize Finalist Presentation)
2012 Kauffman Foundation;  Loyola University Chicago (Departmental Seminar); DePaul University
2010 CRSP Forum (University of Chicago, Booth);  Financial Management Association (FMA);  DePaul University
2009 American Finance Association (AFA)
2008 American Finance Association (AFA);  CRSP Forum (University of Chicago, Booth);  University of Virginia
2007 Midwest Finance Association (MFA);  University of Hawaii;  Clemson University;  Loyola University Chicago
2006 Georgia State University;  EFM- Behavioral Finance Symposium;  California State University- Fullerton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER);  Fortis International Finance Conference;  Georgia Institute of Technology;  Indian School of Business
2004 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER);  Financial Management Association (FMA)


FINC 332 – Business Finance (Undergraduate)

FINC 335 – Investments (Undergraduate)

FINC 452 – Investment Management (MBA)

FINC 342 – Advanced Business Finance (Undergraduate)

FINC 599 – Cross-border M&A (MBA;  Executive MBA;  XLRI, Jamshedpur)


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