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Darshana Palkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance Professor Darshana Palkar

”With each teaching assignment, I continuously strive to better myself; to be more approachable to my students; to be more patient with them; to understand them better; to communicate better; and, finally, to transform my perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching into a more fun-loving and educative experience.”

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Dr. Darshana Palkar

Associate Professor of Finance
PH: (954) 262-5318
dp788@nova.edu


Dr. Darshana Palkar

Education

2006 - Ph.D. - Finance - Doctorate - University of North Texas
2001 - M.A. - Economics - Masters - University of Mumbai, India
1999 - CFA (ICFAI) - Chartered Financial Analysis - Certificate - The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India
1996 - B.Com - Accounting and Auditing - Bachelors - University of Mumbai, India


Area of Speciality or Primary Teaching Area

Capital structure theories, market microstructures, seasoned equity offerings and earnings yield.

Darshana joined the Nova Southeastern University in August, 2009. Prior to joining NSU, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She received her Ph.D. from University of North Texas in December, 2006. Her educational qualifications include B.Com (Accounting and Auditing), M.A (Economics), and CFA (ICFAI).

Darshana's research interests are in the areas of corporate finance with special attention to capital structure theories, market microstructure, and earnings yield. Her current projects include the study of trading volume patterns around seasoned equity offerings and the relation between adjusted earnings yield and real expected returns. She has presented her findings at various academic conferences across the country.

Darshana enjoys teaching and continuously thrives to transform her perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching into a more fun-loving and educative experience for her students. She received the Outstanding Finance Faculty Award at Minnesota State University, Mankato for two consecutive years, 2007-08 and 2008-09. She was also a recipient of the Teaching Fellowship Award at University of North Texas in the year 2004-05.




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Risk and the Volatility Anomaly: A Global Analysis, Eastern Finance Association, 2013, St. Pete Beach

Trading Dynamics during Pre-Announcement, Registration, and Offer Periods for Seasoned Equity Offerings, Finance Management Association, 2009, Reno, Nevada

Adjusted Earnings Yield Ratios and Real Returns, Eastern Finance Association, 2009, Washington D.C

The Adjusted Earnings Yield: European Evidence, European Financial Management Association , 2009, Milan, Italy

Adjusted Earnings Yield Ratios and Real Returns, Academy of Finance and Economics Meeting , 2008, Tennessee

Volume Turnover, Adverse Selection, and Seasoned Equity Offerings, Eastern Finance Associate Meeting, 2008, St. Pete Beach

Volume Turnover, Adverse Selection, and Seasoned Equity Offerings, Southwestern Finance Association, 2008, Houston

Reconciling Capital Structure Theories in predicting the Firm's Decisions: Tactical Deviations versus Strategic Reversals, Eastern Finance Association Meeting, 2007, Houston

Reconciling Capital Structure Theories in predicting the Firm's Decisions: Tactical Deviations versus Strategic Reversals, Southwestern Finance Association Meeting, 2007, San Diego

Can Volume Turnover explain Adverse Selection Costs? Further Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings and the Pecking Order Theory, Eastern Finance Association Meeting, 2007, New Orleans

Can Volume Turnover explain Adverse Selection Costs? Further Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings and the Pecking Order Theory, Southwestern Finance Association Meeting, 2007, San Diego

Darshana Palkar, Peter Stimes, and Stephen Wilcox (2014). Predictability and Reasonableness of Discounts and Premiums on Closed-End Funds.  Journal of Investing, 23(4), 57-73.

Darshana Palkar, Stephen Larson, and Robert Larson (2012). The Valuation Effects of Military Contract Awards Surrounding September 11th.  Applied Financial Economics, 22(2), 147-164.

Darshana Palkar and Stephen Wilcox (2012). Equity Price Sensitivity and Expected Inflation .  Journal of Investing, 21(3), 24-35.

Darshana Palkar and Niranjan Tripathy (2011). Seasoned Equity Offerings: Stock Market Liquidity and Duration of the Completion Cycle .  Managerial Finance, 37(4), 380-405.

Darshana Palkar and Stephen Wilcox (2009). Adjusted Earnings Yields and Real Rates of Return.  Financial Analysts Journal, 65(5), 66-79.

Darshana Palkar and Niranjan Tripathy, "Volume Turnover, Adverse Selection, and Seasoned Equity Offerings", Southwestern Finance Association, 2008, 35p., Houston, TX

Darshana Palkar and Stephen Wilcox, "Adjusted Earnings Yield Ratios and Real Returns", Academy of Finance and Economics, 2008, 33p., Tennessee

Darshana Palkar and Niranjan Tripathy, "Can Volume Turnover explain Adverse Selection Costs? Further Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings and the Pecking Order Theory", Southwestern Finance Association, 2007, 30p., San Diego, CA

Darshana Palkar and Niranjan Tripathy, "Reconciling Capital Structure Theories in predicting the Firm's Decisions: Tactical Deviations vs Strategic Reversals", Southwestern Finance Association, 2007, 32p., San Diego, CA

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