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Dr Sheeja Sivaprasad joined Westminster Business School as Senior Lecturer in Finance. Currently she is a Principal Lecturer in Finance. She completed her MSc Investment Management at Cass Business School. She then attained her PhD in Finance from Cass Business School. Her PhD thesis was titled ‘The Value Effects of Capital Structure.’ Sheeja teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The modules include Financial Markets and Institutional Investment Management, Financial Strategy, Valuation of Securities, Modern Portfolio Management and Research Methods. Previously, she was the course leader for MSc Global Finance  and MSc Investment and Risk Finance pogrammes. Currently, she is the research leader for the School of Finance and Accounting (SoFA). Her research  interests include Capital structure, SMEs, IPOs, multinational firms, fund management and performance, firm performance. She has also successfully supervised a PhD thesis and post graduate dissertations.

Education

PhD in Finance, Cass Business School, London 

MSc in Investment Management, Cass Business School, London 

MCom India BCom India

Teaching

Sheeja teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate modules Financial Strategy, Valuation of Securities, Modern Portfolio Management and Research Methods.

Research

Research interests

Capital structure, SMEs, IPOs, multinational firms, fund management and performance, firm performance

Conferences

International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS)  Corporate Finance Conference, Said Business School, Oxford, 2015. Paper: The Determinants of Zero Leverage: Evidence from Multinational Firms.

5th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Nantes, France,2015. Paper: The Determinants of Zero Leverage: Evidence from Multinational Firms. 

22nd Annual MFS(Multinational Finance Society) Conference, Halkidikki, Greece, 2015. Paper : The Value Effects of Changes in Leverage: Evidence from the Travel and Leisure Sector.

22nd Annual MFS(Multinational Finance Society) Conference, Halkidikki, Greece, 2015. Paper: The Impact of Internationalization on the relation between leverage and stock returns.

Cambridge Business & Economics Conference (CBEC), Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, 2015. Paper: The Impact of Internationalization on the relation between leverage and stock returns.

3rd Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014. Paper: The Value Effects of Changes in Leverage: Evidence from the hospitality sector. 

India Finance Conference, Indian Institute of Bangalore(IIMB), Bangalore, India, 2011. Paper: An Investment Strategy Based on Leverage: Evidence from BSE500.

European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Portugal, 2011. Paper: The Leverage Effect on Stock Returns.

Oxford Business and Economics Conference (OBEC), Oxford, UK, 2010. Paper: The Leverage Effect on Stock Returns.

European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Aarhus, Denmark, 2010. Paper: Using Firm Level Leverage as an Investment Strategy.

MidWest Finance Association (MFA), Chicago, USA, 2009. Paper: An Empirical Test on Leverage and Stock Returns.

Eastern Finance Association (EFA), Washington, USA, 2009. Paper: An Empirical Test on Leverage and Stock Returns.

European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Vienna, Austria, 2007. Paper: Leverage and Stock Returns.

Eastern Finance Association (EFA), New Orleans, USA, 2007. Paper: Leverage and Stock Returns.

18th Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2005. Paper: Using Firm Level Leverage as an Investment Strategy.

Asian Finance Association (FMA Asian), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2005. Paper: Using Firm Level Leverage as an Investment Strategy.

PhD supervision

Beverley Preddie - Completed

Journal refereeing

British Accounting Review 

European Journal of Finance 

Economic Inquiry

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 

Journal of Accounting and Taxation 

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.