Professor Alok Kumar
WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor
(Finance Group)

Alok Kumar is the Department Chair and Gabelli Asset Management Professor of Finance at University of Miami Herbert Business School. He is also WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor (part-time) at the Warwick Business School in the U.K. and Professorial Research Fellow (part-time) at Deakin University in Australia. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, and one of the founding principals and chief investment officer of Coral Gables Asset Management. Professor Kumar received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur and a PhD in Economics from Cornell University. He also has advanced degrees in Robotics and Management from Dartmouth College and Yale University, respectively.

Professor Kumar's research interests lie at the intersection of finance and psychology. He is an expert in the area of Behavioral Finance, and his work has appeared in top Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Management journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has also been covered in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Montreal Gazette, Forbes, and SmartMoney. Professor Kumar has served as a consultant for several firms, including the Commonfund, Postnieks Capital Management, Validea, and Bluecrest Capital.

Research Interests

Behavioral Finance, Investments, Corporate Finance, Computational Economics.