Soumendra De, D.B.A.



To expand the students’ vision is my primary objective, to help them see the broader picture is another”
Soumendra De, D.B.A.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3883

Education Background

  • D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1988
  • M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, 1975
  • B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, 1971

Biography / Academic Statement


After graduating from the Indian institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management in India, Dr. De received his doctorate in finance from the Southern Illinois University.  He has taught finance since 1979 at Northwestern University, Loyola University, Baruch College, Southern Illinois University, University of Evansville and Menlo College. 

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Emergence of Asian nations and corporations in global capital markets
  • Money and Banking

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Corporate Finance
  • Money & Banking
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
Selected Publications
  • “Acquisitions of Newly Listed Firms,” with Jan Jindra, Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 36, issue 9, September 2012
  • “Can Firms Learn to Acquire?” with Dima Leshchinskii and Maurizio Zollo, International Journal of Finance, Volume 25, Number 2, 2013.
  • “Acquisition Pricing in India during 1995-2011: Have Indian Acquirers Really Beaten the Odds? with Pradip Banerjee, Prithviraj Banerjee, Jan Jindra and Jayanta Mukhopadhyay. Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 38, January, 2014
  • Forthcoming (peer reviewed):
    “The Dim Sum Bond Market in Hong Kong” with Ike Mathur, Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis, Volume 96.