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Abhiroop Mukherjee


Areas of Expertise

Law and Policy Issues in Finance, Financing in Emerging Economies, Innovation, Behavioural Decision Making

Short Bio

Abhiroop Mukherjee joined HKUST in 2010 after receiving his PhD in Economics from Yale University, where he worked under the supervision of Professors Nicholas Barberis, Andrew Metrick, and Robert Shiller (Nobel Laureate, 2013). He studies issues related to behavioral and institutional finance, and has a keen interest in emerging markets. Abhiroop’s research has been published in all of the three top academic journals in finance, and some of his work has been used in applied settings by banks, hedge funds and think tanks, both in Asia and in the U.S.

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Inside Brokers (with Frank Weikai Li and Rik Sen) .  Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics.

  • "Eye in the Sky: Private Satellites and Government Macro Data" (with George Panayotov and Janghoon Shon).  Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics.   

  • "Do Debt Contract Enforcement Costs Affect Financing and Asset Structure?” (with Radhakrishnan Gopalan & Manpreet Singh). Review of Financial Studies 29 (10), 2774-2813, 2016.

  • “Do Corporate Taxes Hinder Innovation?” (with Manpreet Singh and Alminas Zaldokas) Journal of Financial Economics 124(1), 195-221, 2017.

  • “Prospect Theory and Stock Returns: An Empirical Test” (with Nicholas Barberis & Baolian Wang). Review of Financial Studies 29 (11), 3068-3107, 2016. The Chinese Finance Association Best Paper in Asset Pricing, 2014.

  • “Learning about Mutual Fund Managers” (with Darwin Choi & Bige Kahraman). Journal of Finance 71(6), 2809-2859, 2016.