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Cox School of Business
Robert Cullum Professor of AccountingDepartment Chair


Hemang Desai’s research is interdisciplinary and is broadly focused in the area of capital markets based research in accounting and finance.  His research has addressed a wide range of topics such as analyzing the role of short sellers in capital markets, reputational consequences to managers of financial misreporting, analyzing the performance of money managers and analysts, and evaluating the impact of corporate restructuring transactions such as spin-offs and mergers.  His papers have been published in top academic journals in finance and accounting as well as in top practitioner journals such as Financial Analysts Journal. In addition his articles have been subject of various columns in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, New York Times, and CFO Magazine, among others.  Twice he has been the recipient of the "Outstanding ## Research Award" at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.


Bank Capital and Loan Quality, with Gauri Bhat, February 2016.

The Impact of Economic Determinants on the use of employee options post SFAS 123R with Zining Li and Suning Zhang, September 2014.

Recent publications

Were the Information Intermediaries Sensitive to the Financial Statement Based Leading Indicators of Bank Distress Prior to the Financial Crisis? With Shiva Rajgopal and Jeff Yu. Forthcoming, Contemporary Accounting ## Research.

A First Look at Mutual Funds that use Short Sales, with Honghui Chen and Srini Krishnamurthy. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, June 2013.

Does Earnings Quality affect Information Asymmetry? Evidence from Trading Costs, with Neil Bhattacharya and Kumar Venkataraman. Contemporary Accounting ## Research. Summer 2013.


ACCT 6211 Financial Statement Analysis

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Biography 1989, BA(Hons) Zoology, Oxford University 1993, Ph.D Biochemistry, University Of Leicester 1994-1997, EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dept of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University Of North Carolina.  1997-2000, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Biological Sciences, University Of ...
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