Karthik Krishnan

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Publications and Acceptances

"The Cost of Financing Education: Can Student Debt Hinder Entrepreneurship?" with Pinshuo Wang. Forthcoming in Management Science.


"Risky Lending: Does Bank Corporate Governance Matter?", with Olubunmi Faleye. Journal of Banking and Finance, 2017, 83, 57-69.


"Is it the Investment Bank or the Investment Banker? A Study of the Role of Investment Banker Human Capital in Acquisitions" with Thomas Chemmanur and Mine Ertugrul. Forthcoming at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.


"Do Local and International Venture Capitalists Play Well Together? The Complementarity of Local and International Venture Capitalists." with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Tyler Hull. Journal of Business Venturing, 2016, 31(5), 573-594.

"Does Financing Spur Small Business Productivity: Evidence from a Natural Experiment", with Debarshi Nandy and Manju Puri. Review of Financial Studies, 2015, 28 (6), 1768-1809.          

"The Effects of Corporate Spin-Offs on Productivity," with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Debarshi Nandy, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2014, 27, 72-98.

"Investment Banks in Dual-Roles: Acquirer M&A Advisors as Underwriters." with Mine Ertugrul, Journal of Financial Research, 2014, 37 (2), 159-189.

"Commercial Banks Getting Underwriting Business: Tying or Relationship Building?" Journal of Economics and Business, 2013, 66, 47-75.

"Heterogeneous Beliefs, IPO Valuation, and the Economic Role of the Underwriter in IPOs." with Thomas J. Chemmanur, Financial Management, 2012, 41 (4), 769-811 (Lead Article)

"How Does Venture Capital Financing Improve Efficiency in Private Firms? A Look Beneath the Surface," with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Debarshi Nandy. Review of Financial Studies, 2011, 24 (12), Pages 4037-4090.

"Can CEO Dismissals Be Proactive?" with Mine Ertugrul. Journal of Corporate Finance. Volume 17, Issue 1, February 2011, Pages 134-151.

"How Do Venture Capitalists Create Value for Entrepreneurial Firms? A Review of the Literature." with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Debarshi Nandy, 2010, (Book chapter in Venture Capital:Investment Strategies, Structures, and Policies, Douglas J. Cumming, ed., Wiley)

Working Papers

“Top Management Quality, Corporate Innovation, and Innovator Flows”, with Thomas J. Chemmanur, Lei Kong, and Qianqian Yu. Download from SSRN
(Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis).


“The Impact of Student Debt on High Value Entrepreneurship and Venture Success: Evidence from No-Loans Financial Aid Policies,” with Pinshuo Wang.


“Innovation and Product Market Value: Evidence from Brand Data,” with Mine Ertugrul and Bo Xu.


“Labor Laws, Inventor Mobility, and Entrepreneurship,” with Debarshi Nandy, Jean Claude Makolo, and Vikram Nanda.


“Venture Capital Backing, Investor Attention, and Initial Public Offerings,” with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Qianqian Yu.


“Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance,” with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Lei Kong. Download from SSRN


“Expertise or Proximity in International Private Equity? Evidence from a Natural Experiment.” with Thomas J. Chemmanur and Tyler Hull. Download from SSRN


“Student Debt and Personal Portfolio Risk,” with Birzhan Batkeyev and Debarshi Nandy. Download from SSRN


“What do Crowds Really Want? Crowdfunding and Early Product Access.” with Lucas Lohmer and Pinshuo Wang. Download from SSRN