Professor of Finance
Director, Global Portfolio Analysis Center
Graduate Finance Program Chair
Address: Pace University - New York City campus
Room W-416, 1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
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P.V. Viswanath, PhD, is a professor of finance and the New York Stock Exchange Scholar at the Lubin School of Business, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate students. He is an expert in the topics of margin policy and dividend policy, intersection of religion and economics and finance, and ancient economies. Dr. Viswanath has a special interest in how economic issues are handled by religions, particularly in Judaism, and how this occurred in ancient economies. He serves as a consultant to the financial industry in the areas of margin policy and dividend policy, and has been a financial consultant to start-up businesses.
Dr. Viswanath is the author of numerous educational publications, research articles and papers. His article, "Bondholder-Stockholder Conflict: Contractual Covenants vs. Court-Mediated Ex-post Settling-Up," was recently published in The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. His research spans the areas of corporate finance, investments, insurance, law and economics, and the application of economics to Jewish Law. PV has conducted professional development programs on Interest Rate Risk Management and Advanced Fixed Income Securities Management in Bangalore and Bombay, India, and has been an instructor at the New York Society of Security Analysts. He is also Director of Pace University's Global Portfolio Analysis Center (G-PACT).
Dr. Viswanath received his undergraduate degree in economics and statistics from the University of Bombay, his MBA in management science from the University of Kentucky, an MBA in economics and management science and PhD in finance from the University of Chicago.