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Nikhil (Nik) Varaiya

Nikhil (Nik) Varaiya, Ph.D.


Finance Department


Nikhil Varaiya is the Director of Graduate Programs and Professor in the Finance Department at San Diego State University and joined SDSU in 1988. He teaches courses in competitive analysis, strategic financial management, and financing emerging enterprises. He is a recipient of a 2005-06 Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to the University, Outstanding Faculty Awards from the Finance Department and Executive MBA Program at SDSU. His research has appeared in Journal of Finance, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Financial Analysts Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice among others.

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Finance.
  • Varaiya, N. P. (2017). Michel Kripalani and Oceanhouse Media: Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(4), 641 - 659.
  • Varaiya, N. (2008). IPO Pricing, Block Sales, and Long-Term Performance. Financial Review.
  • Varaiya, N. (2008). Disclosure on Corporate Share Buyback Trading and Insiders. Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 7 (1).
  • Kim, J., Varaiya, N. (2008). Insiders’ Timing Ability and Disclosure on Corporate Share Buyback Trading. Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 7, 69-82.
  • Varaiya, N., Walker, T. (2007). Bookbuilding versus Auction Selling Methods: A study of U.S. IPOs. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance.

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