Debarati Bhattacharya, Ph.D
Debarati Bhattacharya , Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Finance
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
813 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2621 Fax: 412.396.4764

Dr. Bhattacharya's research interests include dividend policy, corporate governance, board structure, mutual funds, financial anomalies, and market efficiency. Her current research focuses on how the role of corporate governance shifts from being a complement to a substitute for payout policy through its interplay with the idiosyncratic risk of the firm, trading behavior of mutual funds.

Dr. Bhattacharya’s recently published research evaluate momentum, a stock market anomaly, and also the herding behavior of mutual funds and its effect on fund performance. Her work on momentum has generated excitement among practitioners and has been cited by several media outlets, such as, Moneyweek, Reuters, CBS MoneyWatch.

Dr. Bhattacharya’s past banking experience with American Express, Citi, Hongkong And Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) complements her teaching strengths in investment and corporate finance. She is currently teaching Business Finance and Cases in Finance to undergraduate students.

Education and Certification

Ph.D., Finance, Virginia Tech, 2014

M.B.A, Finance, Calcutta University, 2002

B.S., Economics, Calcutta University, 1999


Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM or by appointment.