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Professor Sudipto Bhattacharya


Professor Sudipto BhattacharyaIt is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Professor Sudipto Bhattacharya. Sudipto joined the faculty in 1994 as Professor of Finance, making significant contributions to life in the Department and the School as a whole. He will be greatly missed.

Countless students and young faculty members benefited from conversations with Sudipto and learnt from his skill as a seminar participant, where his comments were often extraordinarily illuminating and insightful, and interwoven with (sometimes good) jokes. His unique personality, intellect and engaging personal style will be missed by many of us and will leave a gap that will be impossible to fill. We will remember him with affection and admiration. Our thoughts and thanks are with his family.

Research interests

  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Models of research and development and the dissemination of proprietary knowledge
  • Financial intermediation
  • Contract theory
  • Regulation


Selected papers

  • with Chabakauri, Georgy and Nyborg, Kjell G. (2011), Securitized lending, asymmetric information, and financial crisis. Department of Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • with Guriev, Sergei (2008), Control rights over intellectual property: corporate venturing and bankruptcy regimes. Discussion paper, 618. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • with Dasgupta, Amil and Guembel, Alexander and Prat, Andrea (2008) Incentives in funds management: a literature overview. In: Thakor, Anjan V. and Boot, Arnoud, (eds.) Handbook of financial intermediation and banking . Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 285-304. ISBN 9780444515582
  • with Allen, Franklin and Rajan, Raghuram and Schoar, Antoinette (2008) The contributions of Stewart Myers to the theory and practice of corporate finance. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 20 (4). pp. 8-19. ISSN 1078-1196
  • with Guriev, Sergei (2006), Patents vs. trade secrets: knowledge licensing and spillover. Journal of the Economic Association, 4 (6). pp. 1112-1147. ISSN 1542-4766
  • with Plank, Manfred and Strobl, Gunter and Zechner, Josef (2002), Bank capital regulation with random audits. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 26 (7-8). pp. 1301-1321. ISSN 0165-1889
  • with Nicodano, Giovanna (2001), Insider trading, investment and liquidity: a welfare analysis. The Journal of Finance, 56 (3). pp. 1141-1156. ISSN 0022-1082
  • with Thakor, Anjan V. (1993), Contemporary banking theory. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 3 (1). pp. 2-50. ISSN 1042-9573