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Nilanjan Basu, PhD

Associate Professor, Finance

Nilanjan Basu, PhD
Office: S-MB 12.321  
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2724

Dr. Basu joined the John Molson School of Business in 2003 after completing his PhD at Purdue University. He obtained the CFA designation in 2001. His research interests are in empirical corporate finance.


PhD (Purdue University)

Areas of expertise

Corporate finance


"Family control and dilution in mergers” (with Imants Paeglis and Lora Dimitrova).Journal of Banking and Finance 33: 829 – 841.2009.

Sarbanes-Oxley, Governance, Performance, and Valuation” (with Orlin Dimitrov). Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance 18: 32 – 45. 2010.

"Trends in Corporate Diversification".
Financial Markets and Portfolio Management 24: 87 – 102. 2010.

Distance, information asymmetry, and mergers: evidence from Canadian firms” (with Mathieu Chevrier). Managerial Finance 37: 21 – 33. 2011.

Evidence on the Relation between Inventory Changes, Earnings and Firm Value” (with Xing Wang). International Journal of Business and Finance Research 5: 1 – 14. 2011.

"The structure of equity ownership:a survey of the evidence”. Managerial Finance 40 (12): 1175 – 1189. 2014.

"Ownership structure and power: evidence from US corporations" (with Imants Paeglis and Mohammad Rahnamaei). Advances in Financial Economics 18, 1 – 45. 2015

"Multiple blockholders, power, and firm value" (with Imants Paeglis and Mohammad Rahnamaei). Journal of Banking and Finance 66, 66 – 78. 2016.

Dual Class Firms and Debt Issuance” (with Ming Qiu). Corporate Ownership and Control14 (1): 20 – 29. 2016.

Reading between the blocks”, (with Imants Paeglis and Melissa Toffanin).Journal of Corporate Finance 45: 294 – 317. 2017.

“Founder as Steward or Agent? A Study of Founder Ownership and Firm Value”(with Alexandra Dawson and Imants Paeglis) Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice42(6): 886 – 910. 2018.


Insider ownership and firm value: one shape does not fit all” (with Imants Paeglis and Melissa Toffanin). Forthcoming at Critical Finance Review.

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