Dr. Banikanta Mishra, Editor, Citizens Publishing



Banikanta Mishra received his M.A. from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Stern School of New York University.  He taught in USA from 1984 to 1991 at New York University, University of Florida, and Emory University before returning to his hometown in India and joining Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in 1991.  After joining XIMB, he has been a Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, University of Houston and University of Michigan in USA, and WHU in Germany.  In USA, he has received Jules Bogen Fellowship at Stern (given to the best doctoral student), Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and “Outstanding Paper Award” from Financial Management Association of USA.


He has been a Director of Sundaram Asset Management Company (continuing), Grid Corporation of Orissa, and Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa.  He has been a Consultant to Citibank, New York and Georgetown Consulting Group, Connecticut and has held advisory positions in National Stock Exchange of India, Industrial Development Bank of India, Bhubaneswar Stock Exchange, and Orissa State Cooperative Bank.  He has also been a consultant to the Government of Orissa and a member of its State Planning Board. 


He has presented papers in various conferences in India, USA, UK, and Australia and has published papers in international journals like Journal of Finance; he also writes occasionally in The Economic Times.  He has been in the Editorial-Board of the International Journal of Applied Management and Technology published from USA (continuing) and ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance and been a referee for Journal of Business (published by the University of Chicago).  He has been a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Clearing Corporation of India (continuing) and Academic Council of ICFAI.  He has sometimes been invited to speak or be interviewed on social issues, including by BBC on Power Sector Reform and by Eastern Michigan University Business School for Martin Luther King, Junior, Day Lecture on Global Diversity; he has occasionally written on such issues, including in the Economic and Political Weekly. 


His teaching interests are in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Derivatives, Financial Engineering, Risk Management, and Valuation, while his research interests are in Information Asymmetry, Market Efficiency, Financial Instruments, Risk Measurement, Mutual Fund and Portfolio Management, Credit Rating, Globalization, Corporate Governance, and Economic Development.