Faculty Profile

Dr. Suresh Kumar Oad Rajput

Assistant Professor

Contact Member

E-mail : suresh_kumar@iba-suk.edu.pk
Office Extension : 4093


Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajput, Assistant Professor, Finance, Sukkur IBA has received Dean’s List Award for exceptional PhD Research on “Pattern Recognition Techniques and Financial Analysis” for the year 2014 – 15 from Massey University, New Zealand. http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/research/higher-research-degrees/deans-list-of-exceptional-theses/2015-list-of-exceptional-theses.cfm To gain a place on the ‘Dean’s List’ a doctoral thesis has to meet very stringent criteria. It has to be submitted on time, and in each case all three examiners must agree that the thesis is of exceptional quality in every respect, including research and analytical content, originality, quality of expression, accuracy of presentation and contribution to knowledge in the field. Dr Suresh’s thesis was considered by the examiners to be among the top ten percent they had examined in their respective fields. Dr Suresh’s examiners commented: “…the thesis is very extensive in terms of data and empirical tests ... This research tackles several interesting and important questions ... The candidate shows familiarity with, and understanding of, relevant literature.” Prior to joining Sukkur IBA, he served at Karachi School for Business and Leadership (KSBL) for as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He has co-authored the scholarly publications with international faculty in Financial Review Journal, and Cogent Economics and Finance. Dr. Kumar is Associate Editor of Sukkur IBA Journal of Economics and Finance (SIJEF) and served as referee to Pakistan Development Review (PDR), Pacific Accounting Review (PAR), World Journal of Economic and Finance (WJEF), Engineering Science and Technology International Research Journal (ESTIRJ), Cogent Business & Management Journal, International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJEM), and Sukkur IBA Journal of Management and Business (SIJMB). He is presented his scholarly work at Financial Management Association International Meetings held at Chicago (2013) and Boston (2017), and Auckland Finance Meeting (2014). Dr Suresh has been twice selected among top 10 Young Scholars from Asia Pacific region to present his work at SIRCA Young Researcher Workshops (2013, 2014). Recently, his research focuses on the investor sentiments in capital markets, financial innovations, policy uncertainty, and exchange rate changes. PUBLICATIONS SSRN Papers 1. Rajput, S., Chen, J., and Wongchoti, U (2012). Latent Accounting Growth, Corporate Financing Decisions, and Return Predictability. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2022610 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2022610 2. Rajput, S., Habibah, U., and Sadhwani, R. (2017). Stock Market Return Predictability: Google Pessimistic Sentiments versus Fear Gauge. Cogent Economics and Finance, 5(1), 1390897. Journal Submissions 1. Rajput, S., Chen, J., Faff, R., and Wongchoti, U. (2016). Is Financial Flexibility a Priced Factor in the Stock Market? Financial Review (2nd Revised and Resubmitted) 2. Rajput, S., Sadhwani, R., and Habibah, U. (2017). Does shifts in Google sentiment index drive variations in the expected returns of prominent pricing factors? Accounting and Economics (Under Review) 3. Rajput, S., and Chang, B. (2017). Asymmetric Determinants of Stock Prices: Evidence from Pakistan. Cogent Economics and Finance (Submitted for Review) 4. Rajput, S., Chang, B., and Ghumro, N. (2017). Asymmetric impact of exchange rate changes on trade balance. Applied Economic Letter (Under Review) 5. Rajput, S., Nawaz, A., and Suleman, T. (2017). Impact of Policy Uncertainty on Stock Markets Correlation. International Journal of Finance and Economics (Under Review) 6. Rajput, S., Chang, B., and Hayat, Z. (2017). Does gold act as a hedge or a safe haven? Evidence from Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review (Under Review) 7. Rajput, S., Salma, U., and Bhutto, N. (2017). Do investors herd with industries or markets? Evidence from Pakistan Stock Exchange. International Journal of Emerging Markets (Submitted for Review) Conference / Seminar Papers 1. Kumar, S., Chen, J., & Wongchoti, U. (2013). Latent Accounting Growth, Corporate Finance Policies, and Return Predictability. Presented at SIRCA Second Young Researcher Workshop, Sydney, July, 2013. Presented at School of Economics and Finance, Massey University (July, 2013 Seminar Series). Presented at Financial Management Association (FMA) International, Chicago, October, 2013. 2. Kumar, S., Chen, J., & Wongchoti, U. (2014). Financial Flexibility: A new risk factor? Presented on 28th February, 2014 at the 5th SEF Research Symposium, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Presented on 4th June, 2014 Seminar at School of Economics & Finance, Massey University (2014). Presented at the SIRCA Fourth Young Researcher Workshop, Sydney, 10-11 July, 2014. Accepted for presentation at the Academy of Financial Services meeting October, 2014 in Nashville. Presented at the Auckland Finance Meeting, 18-20 December, 2014 Presented at Financial Management Association (FMA) International, Boston, October, 2017. 3. Kumar, S. (2014). Financial Flexibility versus Fear Gauge. Presented on 6th, August, 2014 at School of Economics and Finance, Massey University (2014 Seminar Series). Working Paper 1. Identification of Operating Business Decisions and Implications for firm fundamentals 2. Identification of Operating Business Decisions and Implications for return predictability 3. Latent accounting growth, firm size, and firm grouping dynamics 4. Empirical testing of multiple portfolio rebalancing strategies and their implications for market performance. 5. Financial flexibility and fear gauge 6. Unexpected asset growth and industry stock returns: Australian Evidence 7. Governance and financial performance: Does the income level matter? Teaching 1. Seminar in Finance (Ph.D., Management), Sukkur IBA 2. Portfolio Management (MBA - Case study & BBA), Sukkur IBA 3. Financial Management (BBA), Sukkur IBA 4. Corporate Finance I (MBA), KSBL 5. Capital Markets and Investment Analysis (MBA), KSBL 6. Decision Analysis (MBA), KSBL 7. Advanced Business Finance (BBS(Hons)(Finance)), Massey, NZ 8. Fundamentals of Finance (BBS (Distant)), Massey, NZ


Degree From Major Year
Ph.D Massey University, New Zealand Finance 2015
Post Graduate Diploma Massey University, New Zealand Finance 2010
MBA University of Sindh, Jamshoro Finance 2004