Associate Professor of Finance
Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Research and teaching interests
- Corporate finance
- Market microstructure
- Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance), University of Pittsburgh, 2010
- M. S. in Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002
- B. S. (Hons), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1998
Manoj Kulchania is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He teaches corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and investments related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. His primary research is in areas of corporate finance, cash holdings, capital structure, payout policy, and market microstructure. He has published in top academic journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Financial Management. He has presented his work in national and international conferences. Professor Kulchania is a member of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis with his daughter and travelling with family.
- Accelerated Share Repurchases, 2011 (with Leonce Bargeron and Shawn Thomas), Journal of Financial Economics 101, 69–89.
- Market Microstructure Changes around Accelerated Share Repurchase Announcements, 2013. Journal of Financial Research 36, 91–114.
- Catering Driven Substitution in Corporate Payouts, 2013. Journal of Corporate Finance 21, 180–195.
- The Flash Crash: Effects on Shareholder Wealth and Market Quality, 2014 (with Thomas Boulton and Marcus Braga-Alves), Journal of Financial Intermediation 23, 140–156.
- Cost Structure and Payout Policy, 2016. Financial Management 45, 981–1009.
- Cash Reserves as a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk, 2017 (with Shawn Thomas), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 52,1951–1988.
- Shareholders Valuation of Long-Term Debt and the Decline in Firms’ Leverage Ratio, 2018 (with Ranjan D’Mello and Mark Gruskin), Journal of Corporate Finance 48, 352–374.
- On Accounting's 21st Century Challenge: Evidence on the Relation between Intangible Assets and Audit Fees, 2019 (with Anand Jha and Sudip Datta), Forthcoming in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
- U.S. Political Corruption and Audit Fees, 2020 (with Anand Jha and Jared Smith), Forthcoming in The Accounting Review.
- Book Chapter: "Suppliers, Customers, and Firms’ Financial Decisions," 2019 (with Thomas Boulton), Supply Chain Finance: Solutions for Financial Stability, Risk Management, and Resilience in the Supply Chain, Kogan Page, edited by Wendy L. Tate, Lydia Bals, and Lisa M. Elram, 39–62.
• Earnings Management in Politically Corrupt US Districts. Cloak or Shield?*
American Accounting Association Meetings, Financial Management Association 2018
•How (and why) do Firms Repurchase Stock?*
Wayne State University, Young Scholars’ Nordic Finance Workshop 2017
Eastern Finance Association Meeting, 2019
• On Accounting's 21st Century Challenge: Evidence on the Relation between Intangible Assets and Audit Fees*
Wayne State University 2017
• U.S. Political Corruption and Audit Fees
University of Exeter 2017
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 2019
• Value of Long-Term Debt and the Decline in Leverage Ratio*
Wayne State University 2016
Midwest Finance Association meetings, Eastern Finance Association meetings 2018
• Cost Structure and Payout Policy
University of Toledo, European Financial Management Association Meetings, Financial Management Association Meetings, 2015
• Supply Chain Disruption Costs and the Substitution of Cash for Inventory*
Marquette University, Bentley University, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
Wayne State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University, 2014, 2015
Midwest Finance Association meetings, 2017
• The Flash Crash: Effects on Shareholder Wealth and Market Quality*
Marquette University Finance and Economics Seminar Series, 2011
Financial Management Association meetings, Midwest Finance Association meetings, Eastern Finance Association meetings, 2012
• Accelerated Share Repurchases*
American Finance Association meetings, 2010
University of Kentucky, Binghamton University and Tulane University, 2009, 2010
• Do firms cater to investor demand when repurchasing?
Doctoral Student Consortium, Financial Management Association meetings, 2008
Fairfield University, Florida Atlantic University, Marquette University, 2009
• Corporate Finance and Market Issues
Presented to the Executive Program for Korean Electric Power Company executives at the Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 2008
* includes presentations by co-authors
• Summer Research Grant, Wayne State University, 2014-2017.
• Miles Summer Research Grant, College of Business Administration, Marquette University, 2014
• University wide Summer Research Fund Award, Marquette University, 2014
• Small Research Grant, College of Business Administration, Marquette University, 2010, 2011.
• Summer Research Grant, College of Business Administration, Marquette University, 2011-2013.
• Doctoral Student Consortium at the Financial Management Association Meetings in Dallas, 2008
• American Finance Association Student Travel Grant, 2008
• Student Honoree, 32nd Annual Honors Convocation, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
• Graduate and Professional Students’ Association, University of Pittsburgh, Travel Grant, 2008, 2009
• Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Travel Grant, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
• Mervis Fellowship, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-2009
• Indiana University Merit Scholarship, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2000-2002