Finance Professor Malhotra Publishes 60th Paper at Philadelphia University

Davinder “D.K.” Malhotra, Ph.D., professor of finance in the School of Business Administration and Thomas J. Herzfeld Term Chair, recently published his 60th paper at Philadelphia University.

His most recent paper was published in the Financial Service Review journal. The paper evaluates cost efficiencies in the closed-end fund industry and how size of the closed-end fund is critical in reducing fund management cost.

“Personally, it gives me a sense of achievement and fulfillment,” said Malhotra. “I am proud to be a member of Philadelphia University community and a faculty member of the School of Business Administration.”

Malhotra has published papers on such topics as mutual funds, closed-end funds, swaps, derivatives, and applications of business intelligence tools in financial decision making.

His work has been published in such publications as the Journal of Finance Research, Financial Review, Journal of Portfolio Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega – The International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economies, Commercial Lending Review and Journal of Commercial Lending.

“Professor Malhotra is an expert in the field of finance and international business,” said Russell Kershaw, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business Administration. “D.K. is an exceptional faculty member, researcher, advisor and mentor for the School of Business Administration and our undergraduate and graduate students.”

Malhotra, who joined Philadelphia University School of Business Administration in 1993, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as financial policy and planning, investment and portfolio management, international finance and fixed income securities. 

His courses closely relate to real-world and current events. With a teaching style that reflects this real-world connection, Malhotra believes that current economic events will lead to more demand for ethical financial management.

Malhotra has developed and coordinated international business trips for MBA students to several Asian countries. He co-introduced a new fall 2008 course in doing business in emerging markets that included a two-week trip to India over winter break.

“I am proud of each and every paper that I have written. I always write for the sake of writing and not with a particular journal in mind,” reflected Malhotra. “But, I will always remain proud of my first published paper in the United States in The Banker’s Magazine.”

Malhotra is a co-editor of the International Journal of Management Research (IJMR) and The International Journal of Finance, and is an associate editor of the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS).

Malhotra received a Ph.D. in finance and an M.A. in finance from the University of Alabama; an M.S. in accounting and business from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India; and a B.S. in accounting and business from the University of Delhi.

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