Congratulations to Dr. Jayant R. Kale, H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Chair of Finance. He has been named a Distinguished University Professor in recognition of his outstanding record in research, teaching and mentoring students in research. Kale was one of eight Georgia State University professors to be named as a Distinguished University Professor. President Mark Becker and Provost Risa Palm approved the professors, who were nominated by their deans and reviewed by an ad hoc committee of Regents Professors. The professors will begin the five-year appointment July 1.
Kale’s research interests are in corporate finance and institutional investment with a focus on the role of incentives and product markets. He has published many scholarly articles in these areas. Here is a sampling of some of his publications:
- Kale, J. R., Kini, O., & Payne, J. D. (2012). The Dividend Initiation Decision of Newly Public Firms: Some Evidence on Signaling with Dividends. Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, 47(2), 365.
- Kale, J. R., & Loon, Y. C. (2011). Product market power and stock market liquidity. Journal of Financial Markets, 14(2), 376.
- Kale, J. R., Meneghetti, C., & Shahrur, H. (2013). Contracting with Nonfinancial Stakeholders and Corporate Capital Structure: The Case of Product Warranties. Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, 48(3), 699-727.
- Kale, J. R., Reis, E., & Venkateswaran, A. (2009). Rank-Order Tournaments and Incentive Alignment: The Effect on Firm Performance. Journal of Finance, 64(3), 1479-1512.
- Kale, J. R., Reis, E., & Venkateswaran, A. (2010). Promotion Incentives and Corporate Performance: Is There a Bright Side to “Overpaying” the CEO? Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 22(1), 119-128.