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Naveen Khanna

A.J. Pasant Chair in Finance
Department: Finance
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm E313
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-1853
Areas of Expertise
  • Biography
    Naveen Khanna is the A.J. Pasant Endowed Chair in Finance and the previous Chairperson of the Finance Department. He came to the Broad School in 1994 after being a faculty member at the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management, and his dissertation was at the intersection of Mergers and Acquisitions, Auction Theory and Managerial Contracting. 

    In 2000, he was recognized by Business Week as the "favorite faculty member", and his course, Corporate Financial Strategies, as the "most favorite course". In 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2023, he has been honored as an "Outstanding Professor" by Broad MBA students, and in 2016 he was recognized by Poets and Quants as a Favorite MBA Professor.  He teaches courses in Financial Strategies and Corporate Risk Management.

    He is actively publishing in top Finance and Economics Journals including the Journal of Economic Theory, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science, and is frequently invited to present his research at top universities around the country. His expertise includes Mergers and Acquisitions, Insider Trading, Information Cascades, Incentive Contracts, Product Market Competition, Short Selling, Feedback Effect of Stock Prices, and Venture Capital.

    Over the years, he has been invited by leading Business Schools to spend time with them as a Research Scholar.  These include Northwestern University in 1997, Duke in 2007 and 2008, USC in 2020, Berkeley in 2022 and University of Cambridge (UK) in the Summer of 2023.   
  • Courses
    • 021 FI 844: Corporate Financial Strategies
    • 021 FI 847: Corporate Strategies Risk Management
  • Media Mentions

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