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Dr Rajesh Tharyan

Dr Rajesh Tharyan

Senior Lecturer in Finance

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+44 (0) 1392 722544

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr Rajesh Tharyan joined the Xfi - Centre for Finance and Investment at the University of Exeter Business School as a lecturer in 2010. Dr Tharyan holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Exeter Business School and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate level and on the MBA program at the Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chausees (India campus).

His research has been covered by Bloomberg and cited by the MSCI, The Times, The Economist, The Motley Fool, CityWire, BBC Radio4 Money Box among others. His research has also been cited in several regulatory reports of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). His current research covers empirical asset pricing, block ownership, corporate debt, directors’ trading, mergers and acquisitions and corporate social responsibility.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

MBA, MSc (lse), PhD (Exon), FHEA

Research interests

  • Asset Pricing and Cost of Capital.
  • Block Ownership.
  • Insider/Director’s trading.
  • Green Finance/ESG/ Corporate Social responsibility.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Top Management Teams.
  • Corporate Debt.

Research Grants

  • £9150-GW4, Starter grant for setting up a Centre for Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (CGSR). With leads from Bristol, Bath and Cardiff Universities, 2015.
  • £285,000-ESRC, Cost of Capital and Asset Pricing in the UK. With A. Gregory, C. Dargenidou, W. Pengguo, 2012.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Tharyan R, Gregory A, Shan H (2017). In search of beta. The British Accounting Review Full text. DOI.
Qiu Y, Shaukat A, Tharyan R (2016). Environmental and social disclosures: Link with corporate financial performance. The British Accounting Review, 48(1), 102-116. Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Tharyan R, Whittaker J (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Disaggregating the effects on cash flow, risk and growth. Journal of Business Ethics, 124(4), 633-657. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Tharyan R, Christidis A (2013). Constructing and Testing Alternative Versions of the Fama-French and Carhart Models in the UK. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 40(1-2), 172-214. Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Jeanes E, Tharyan R, Tonks I (2012). Does the Stock Market Gender Stereotype Corporate Boards? Evidence from the Market's Reaction to Directors' Trades. British Journal of Management, 24(2), 174-190. Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bi X, Tang J, Tharyan R (2020). Switching due diligence auditor in Chinese mergers and acquisitions. Research in International Business and Finance, 54, 101244-101244. Full text. DOI.
Tharyan R, Gregory A, Shan H (2017). In search of beta. The British Accounting Review Full text. DOI.
Qiu Y, Shaukat A, Tharyan R (2016). Environmental and social disclosures: Link with corporate financial performance. The British Accounting Review, 48(1), 102-116. Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Tharyan R, Whittaker J (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Disaggregating the effects on cash flow, risk and growth. Journal of Business Ethics, 124(4), 633-657. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Tharyan R, Christidis A (2013). Constructing and Testing Alternative Versions of the Fama-French and Carhart Models in the UK. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 40(1-2), 172-214. Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Tharyan R, Tonks I (2013). More than just contrarians: Insider trading in glamour and value firms. European Financial Management, 19(4), 747-774. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Jeanes E, Tharyan R, Tonks I (2012). Does the Stock Market Gender Stereotype Corporate Boards? Evidence from the Market's Reaction to Directors' Trades. British Journal of Management, 24(2), 174-190. Full text. DOI.

Publications by year


2020

Bi X, Tang J, Tharyan R (2020). Switching due diligence auditor in Chinese mergers and acquisitions. Research in International Business and Finance, 54, 101244-101244. Full text. DOI.

2017

Tharyan R, Gregory A, Shan H (2017). In search of beta. The British Accounting Review Full text. DOI.

2016

Qiu Y, Shaukat A, Tharyan R (2016). Environmental and social disclosures: Link with corporate financial performance. The British Accounting Review, 48(1), 102-116. Full text. DOI.

2015

Piaskowska D, Trojanowski G, Tharyan R, Ray S (2015). Why TMT International Experience and Diversity May (Not) Improve Acquisition Performance.  Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Gregory A, Tharyan R, Whittaker J (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Disaggregating the effects on cash flow, risk and growth. Journal of Business Ethics, 124(4), 633-657. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2013

Gregory A, Tharyan R, Christidis A (2013). Constructing and Testing Alternative Versions of the Fama-French and Carhart Models in the UK. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 40(1-2), 172-214. Full text. DOI.
Gregory A, Tharyan R, Tonks I (2013). More than just contrarians: Insider trading in glamour and value firms. European Financial Management, 19(4), 747-774. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2012

Gregory A, Jeanes E, Tharyan R, Tonks I (2012). Does the Stock Market Gender Stereotype Corporate Boards? Evidence from the Market's Reaction to Directors' Trades. British Journal of Management, 24(2), 174-190. Full text. DOI.

Research Impact

  • Research cited in a number of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)  investigations including the Energy Market Investigation Private Health care investigation, OFWAT price determination among others.

Research Data

External Engagements

  • Reviewer for Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance,  Financial Review, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, British Accounting Review, British Journal of Management and Journal of Business Ethics.
  • External examination of PhDs at UWE Bristol, Nottingham University-Ningbo, Henley Business School-Reading.

Past External Positions

  • Member of Academic Advisory Board - ESRC SWDTP
  • Member of Placements Sub Panel - ESRC SWDTP

The module he currently teaches (BEAM029) provides a solid introduction to the foundations of financial theory, including decision making under uncertainty and utility theory, portfolio choice, asset pricing models and the stochastic discount factor approach to asset pricing, market efficiency and stock market anomalies and selected empirical evidence on these.He also supervises MSc dissertations.

Dissertation Modules (2020/21)

  •  BEAM007: Investment Analysis Dissertation
  •  BEFM020: Empirical Dissertation
  •  BEFM025: Applied Empirical Dissertation.

Past Modules

  • BEAM031: Financial Instruments (MSc)
  • MBAM953: Accounting and Finance (MBA)                
  • MBAM945: Corporate Finance (MBA)                                                                                                                                                                  

Modules

2020/21