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Nitish Kumar

Assistant Professor

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Nitish Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago in 2015. Before that, he earned an MBA degree from Anderson School of Management, UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Kumar’s primary research interests are in corporate finance, financial intermediation, and political economy of firms and banks.


  • PhD, The University of Chicago, 2015
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Last 3 years

Courses Taught

  • Equity and Capital Mkt (FIN4504)
Last 3 years

Phd Students Advised

  • Jing Lu — Current
  • MUSTAFA EMIN — Current
  • Charles Gavin Pearson — 2023
  • Cheng Zhang — 2023
  • Jing Lu — 2023
  • Jing Lu — 2022
  • Manvendra Tiwari — 2022
  • Mustafa Emin — 2022
  • Svetlana Gavrilova — 2020
Last 5 years

Journal Article Publications

  • The Secured Credit Premium and the Issuance of Secured Debt
    Status: Accepted
    Journal: Journal of Financial Economics
    Accepted Year: 2022
    Authors: Nitish Kumar, Efraim Benmelech, Raghuram Rajan
  • Prime (information) brokerage
    Status: Published
    Journal: Journal of Financial Economics
    Published Year: 2020
    Authors: Nitish Kumar, Kevin Mullally, Sugata Ray, Yuehua Tang
  • Political Interference and Crowding Out in Bank Lending
    Status: Published
    Journal: Journal of Financial Intermediation
    Published Year: 2019
    Author: Nitish Kumar
Last 5 years

Other Publications

  • ESG Lending
    Status: Working Paper
    Published Year: 2022
    Authors: Sehoon Kim, Nitish Kumar, Jongsub Lee, Junho Oh

Contact Details

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department
Stuzin Hall 312

(352) 392-0115