Professor Rajeev R. Bhattacharya, Ph.D. has over twenty-five years’ research, consulting, management, and teaching experience in finance, economics, and Big Data. He teaches financial economics, capital markets, derivatives, applied microeconomics, and industrial organization, and has served on the full-time faculty of University of Maryland, Washington University in St. Louis, and University of New South Wales.
Prof. Bhattacharya has recently published a book Options and Market Efficiency: A Big Data Approach. He has also published articles on securities class actions and efficiency of capital markets, options, capital asset pricing model (CAPM), agency theory, price wars and pricing, trust (over 1,250 citations), and many other topics, in journals such as Berkeley Business Law Journal, Annals of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business and Law, Santa Clara Law Review, and Academy of Management Review. A recent publication of his in finance and Big Data is profiled on the website of Stanford University.
He has been a testifying expert on several matters including level of efficiency of the market for a stock and its implications for the use of market price as an approximation for value, harm to investors under allegations of securities manipulation, class certification and damages in a class action, among others.
As a consulting expert in applied microeconomics, he has applied advanced economic and statistical methods to complex litigation matters involving commercial disputes, market definition, monopolization, price fixing, single entity defense, and many other matters across a variety of industries.
Professor Bhattacharya has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. He has also been declared an Outstanding Researcher by the U.S. Federal Government.