Prof. Nikunj Kapadia

Nikunj Kapadia

Professor of Finance

Telephone: 413-545-5643


Office: Isenberg 310C

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Ph.D. in Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University, 1995
Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 1986
B.E. (Chemical Engineering), Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, 1984 

Research Interests:

Equity Derivatives
Real Options
Credit Risk


International Finance, Financial Modeling, Advanced Corporate Finance, Doctoral Seminar in Options

Selected Publications

"Equilibrium Exercise of European Warrants," (with Gregory Willette), 2012, Review of Derivatives Research, 15 (2), 129-156.


"Limited Arbitrage Between Equity and Credit markets," (with Xiaoling Pu), 2012, Journal of Financial Economics, 105 (3), 542-564.


Das, Sanjiv, Darrell Duffie, Nikunj Kapadia and Leandro Saita, 2007,  "Common Failings: How corporate defaults are correlated," Journal of Finance 62(1),pp. 93-118.


Das, Sanjiv, Laurence Freed, Gary Geng and Nikunj Kapadia, 2006, "Correlated Default Risk," Journal of Fixed Income 16(2),pp. 7-32.


Bakshi, Gurdip and Nikunj Kapadia, 2003,  "Volatility Risk Premiums Embedded in Individual Equity Options: Some New Insights," The Journal of Derivatives, 11(1), pp. 45-54.


Bakshi, Gurdip and Nikunj Kapadia, 2003,  "Delta-Hedged Gains and the Negative Market Volatility Risk Premium," Review of Financial Studies, Volume 16 (2), pp. 527-566.


Bakshi, Gurdip, Nikunj Kapadia and Dilip Madan, 2003, "Stock Return Characteristics, Skew Laws, and the Differential Pricing of Individual Equity Options," Review of Financial Studies, Volume 16 (1), pp.101-143.


Academic and Professional Experience

Board of Directors: Aurionpro Solutions (National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange)

Editorial Board: Journal of Derivatives (2011 to present), Financial Analyst Journal (2002)


Achievements and Awards

College Outstanding Teacher Award, Isenberg School of Management, 2007-08

College Outstanding Research Award, Isenberg School of Management, 2006-07 and 2011-12

Caesarea Center Award for Best Paper, Western Finance Association, 2005

Fellow, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Center for Financial Research, 2004