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Education:

PhD in Finance - Strathclyde Business School, Strathclyde University, UK.

MBA in Banking and Finance (Distinction) - (2005) University of Wales, Bangor (now Bangor University), UK.

 

Industry / Academia:

Before being appointed as a lecturer at Abertay, I worked in commercial banking - in both emerging and developed markets – for eight years; and also as a Lecturer in Nepal for three years.


After being awarded the Bank of England Scholarship to study in the UK, I completed an MBA at the University of Bangor.  I also hold a PhD in Finance from Strathclyde University; the PhD was fully funded by Strathclyde University.


My research interests include:

  • Home bias and foreign bias in investments
  • Impact of investment biases on the cost of capital
  • The impact of corporate governance on ownership structure
  • Transaction costs and equity trading
  • Ownership structure and capital investment of firms
  • Stock return anomalies
  • Insider ownership and cost of debt

My work has been published in the European Journal of Finance and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money.

Awards:

Recipient of 2003 Bank of England Scholarship (from among the bankers of Nepal) to study MBA in the UK.

Recipient of Strathclyde Business School Phd Studentship (2013) to undertake PhD in finance.

Teaching

Financial and Management Accounting (ANF103)

Financial Accounting (ANF201)

Taxation (ANF302)

International Financial Management (ANF405)

Starting a Business (ELE022)

Renewable Energy Challenges and Opportunities (ELE015)

Contemporary Accounting (ANF402)

Research interests

Broad areas of research I am involved in include:

• Home bias and foreign bias in investments
• Impact of investment biases on the cost of capital
• The impact of corporate governance on ownership structure
• Transaction costs and equity trading
• Ownership structure and capital investment of firms
• Stock return anomalies

Funding

Approximately £25,000 from Bank of England (via the British Council) towards studying MBA in the UK (2003-2004). This funded tuition fees, living expenses, travelling expenses and miscellaneous expenses.

Approximately £80,000 from Strathclyde University towards doctoral studies in Finance (2013-2016); this funded tuition fees, living expenses, travelling, and miscellaneous expenses (e.g data purchase).

Knowledge and Exchange

Delivered lectures in areas of finance to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Kremenchuk National University, Ukraine under Erasmus+ mobility agreement.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Finance

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Bond portfolio Business & Economics
Corporate governance Business & Economics
Investors Business & Economics
Emerging markets Business & Economics
Costs Business & Economics
Portfolio investment Business & Economics
Sovereign debt Business & Economics
Economics Business & Economics

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Research Output 2017 2018

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Portfolio investment
Economics
Bond portfolio
Factors
Sovereign debt crises
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Cost of sovereign debt and foreign bias in bond allocations

Bhatta, B., Marshall, A. & Thapa, C., Nov 2017, In : Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 51, p. 75-91 17 p.

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Costs
Sovereign debt
Cost of debt
Benchmark
International risk sharing