Rita Biswas

Position: Associate Professor
Email: r.biswas@albany.edu

 
Professor Biswas’ research interests include international financial markets and banking. Her teaching interests are in financial management, M&As, and international corporate finance. She has won several undergraduate and graduate teaching awards including the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; she is a frequent teacher in Executive MBA programs worldwide, including at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Bankakademie, Germany.

Recent Scholarly Work

Rita Biswas, “International Takeovers and Restructuring,” in“The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions”, Edited by Kent Baker and Halil Kiymaz, Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Eric Girard, Amit Sinha and Rita Biswas, “The Efficacy of Conditional Cost of Carry Models in Pricing Oil Futures,” Review of Futures Markets, Volume 18, No.3, February, 2010.

Biswas, Rita, David Buzen and Hany A. Shawky, “On the Use of Covered Bonds as an Alternative Mortgage Funding Model for U.S. Banks,” Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Vol. 3, No.2, March, 2010.

Eric Girard, Amit Sinha and Rita Biswas, “The Relationship Between Information Flow and Energy Futures Volatility,” Review of Futures Markets, Volume 16, No.3, February, 2008.

Eric Girard and Rita Biswas, “Volume versus GARCH Effects: Comparative Evidence on Developed and Emerging Stock Markets,” The Financial Review, Volume 42, No.3, August 2007.

Amitabha Mukerjee, Rita Biswas, Kalyanmoy Deb and Amrit P. Mathur, “Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms for the Risk-Return Trade-off in Bank Loan Management,” Special Issue on Bank Management, International Transactions in Operations Research, Spring, 2002.

Rita Biswas, Donald R. Fraser and Gregory Hebb, “On the Shareholder Wealth Effects of Deposit Insurance Premium Revisions on Large Publicly Traded Commercial Banks,” Journal of Financial Research, Volume 23, Number 2, (pp 223-241), 2000.

Rita Biswas and Hany A. Shawky, “Foreign Exchange Market Efficiency: Evidence from the Gulf War Period,” Global Finance Journal, Volume 8, Number 2, 1997-98.

Paul A. Leonard and Rita Biswas, “The Impact of Regulatory Changes on the Risk-taking Behavior of State Chartered Savings Banks,” Journal of Financial Services Research, Volume 13, Number 1, 1998.

Rita Biswas, Donald R. Fraser and Arvind Mahajan, “The International Market for Corporate Control: Evidence From International Acquisitions of Financial Firms,” Global Finance Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, 1997-98.

Rita Biswas and Hany A. Shawky, “The Impact of Political Shocks on Cointegrated Exchange Rate Series,” Applied Economics Letters, Volume 3, 1996, Pages 15-19.

Rita Biswas, Donald R. Fraser and Arvind Mahajan, “The Regulatory Environment, Level of Entry and Bidder Returns in International Acquisitions of Financial Firms,” Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 5, Number 1, 1995, Pages 73-92.