Rita Biswas

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

Professor Biswas’ research interests include international financial markets and banking. She has published in journals such as The Financial Review, Journal of Financial Services Research, Review of Futures Markets, Global Finance Journal, and more recently, in Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions and International Journal of Media Management. 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 (2013) as well as the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013). She is a frequent teacher in Executive MBA programs worldwide, including at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Bankakademie, Germany and at Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Biswas received a Master’s in International Economics from University of Rochester, NY in 1985 and a Ph.D. in International Finance and Banking from Texas A&M University, TX in 1990. She enjoys foreign travel, languages and cultures.

Recent Scholarly Work

Rita Biswas, “Total Factor Productivity, Growth and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies,” in John W. Kensinger (ed.) Research in Finance, Volume 32, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, forthcoming.

Rita Biswas, “Entrepreneurial Finance: Special Issues Pertaining to Emerging Markets Dynamics,” in Na Dai and Donald Siegel (ed.), Entrepreneurial Finance: Managerial and Policy Implications. The World Scientific Publishers, forthcoming.

Rita Biswas and Eric Ofori, “Democracy and Stock Market Development: The African Experience,” in John W. Kensinger (ed.) Overlaps of Private Sector with Public Sector around the Globe (Research in Finance, Volume 31) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.65 – 86, 2015.

Richard Chipman, Tyler Cozzens, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Rita Biswas et al, “Costs of Raccoon Rabies Incidents in Cattle Herds in Hampshire County, WV and Guernsey County, OH, USA,” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 243, No.11, 2013.

Duchessi, Peter and Rita Biswas, “Value Creation in the Publishing Industry: The Impact of Acquiring IT Services Firms Between 2002 – 2007," International Journal on Media Management, Volume 15, No.4, 2013.

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.