Na Dai

Na Dai

Esther Massry Endowed Professor of Finance and Director of FMR Program
Massry School of Business
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Massry School of Business BB367

PhD in Finance, University of Kansas, 2006

Na Dai

Faculty Expertise and Achievement

Dr. Na Dai is a Professor of Finance at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research is primarily focused on alternative investments (venture capital/private equity/hedge funds) and financing for entrepreneurship. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences. Her scholarly works are published in elite business/finance journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management. She has published two books, “Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World,” published by the Oxford University Press, and “Entrepreneurial Finance: Managerial and Policy Implications,” published by the World Scientific Publishers. She has also contributed numerous scholarly book chapters published by Elsevier, Oxford, and Wiley, respectively. Dr. Na Dai has received various awards and recognitions for her excellence in research. She has won the Financial Management Association Best Paper Award in Financial Market and Institutions in 2006. One of her papers has been recognized as the Top Ten papers that contributed most significantly to the area of asset management published in Financial Management from 2009-2013. She is also the co-recipient of the 2014 Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Canada ITG Research Award. Dr. Na Dai was awarded as the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in 2023 visiting the University of Naples in Italy.  

Research Interests

My research focuses on the economics of alternative investments including venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds, and new developments in the field of entrepreneurial finance.

Research Websites

Teaching Interests and Areas

  • BFIN301 Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy 
  • BFIN400 Financial Case Problems 
  • BFIN404 Entrepreneurial Finance 
  • BFIN490z Financial Analysis Seminar and Thesis 
  • BFIN439 Financial Technology and Regulation 
  • BFIN604 Private Equity and Venture Capital 

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