Professor Badrinath is currently the Chairperson of the Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management at IIM Bangalore. He is on leave from San Diego State where he teaches in the Investments and Risk Management areas. His Ph.D is in Finance from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University. He has a PGDM in Finance from IIMB, and an M.A from St. Stephen’s College. His research has appeared in leading academic publications such as the Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Business. Collectively, these papers have been cited several hundred times. Additionally some of his research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Financial Executives Research Foundation. At Rutgers, he received college wide and University-wide teaching awards. At San Diego, he has received awards for Outstanding faculty and for Outstanding faculty contributions to the College of Business. He has served as the faculty advisor to the Aztec Equity Fund -- a student managed equity portfolio. He has also served as a consultant in cases involving utility rate setting and in anti-takeover legislation.