Abhilash has done his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. He is a Professor in the Finance, Accounting and Control Area of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Abhilash teaches courses on Corporate Finance, Valuation and Real Options, Corporate Valuation and Project Finance. In 2011, he was conferred the Best Professor of Financial Management award by CMO CouncilTM Asia Pacific. He has participated in the Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning (GloColl) at Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A. His research interests are in asset pricing models, market microstructure, and regulatory economics. He has published in international journals such as Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics and International Journal of Finance and Economics. He has consulted companies such as Multi Commodity Exchange, Kerala State Electricity Board, Cochin Shipyard Ltd., etc. He comments on public policy issues on infrastructure, commodity derivatives, state and central budgets. He is also a member of the Primary Markets Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He is also an advisor to, BFSI skill development initiative of the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) of the Government of Kerala.
Member, Primary Market Advisory Committee, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Chairperson, Performance Monitoring Committee
Chairperson, IIM Kozhikode Kochi Campus 2019
Opined on Public policy issues related to introduction of derivatives on Non Timber Forest Products
Contributed to the Relief and Rehabilitation Policy of Government of Kerala
Ladha, L.S. and Nair, A.S., 2011, 'Valuation and Risk Based on Accounting Measures,' Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Financial Innovations and Change for Survival and Growth,' jointly organized by Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and School of Business, University of Connecticut, USA
Nair, A.S. and Thakker, K, 2010, 'Determinants of Price to Earnings Ratio in Indian IT Services Industry' Sustaining Shareholder Value: role of Investors and Regulations, (Ed.) Mehta, S and Amarnani, N., Excel Books
Panelist on a popular vernacular News Channel 'Asianet News' to discuss Kerala State Budget.
Have delivered Post Union Budget Analysis conducted by DC Books and popular publisher in Kerala
Assistant Professor and Chairperson Finance, Accounting and Control Area
Member, Program Design Committee, PGPX - Program
Member, Program Launch Committee, Executive Education, Kochi Campus
Nair, A.S., 2011, 'Existence and Extent of the Impact of Introduction of Individual Stock Derivatives Trading on the Volatility of the Underlying,' Applied Financial Economics, 21, pp. 563-600 (A Taylor and Francis Journal)
Nair, A.S. et. al., 2009, 'Anomalies in CAPM: A Panel Data Analysis under Indian Conditions,' International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, A Euro Journals Publication
Determinants of allocative, scale and scope efficiencies of Indian banks , Working Paper, 2015
Equity brand: evolution of a brand from stock market , Working Paper, 2006
Existence of Capital Market Equilibrium In The Presence Of Herding and Feedback Trading , Working Paper, 2013
Impact of Derivative Trading on Volatility of the Underlying: Evidence from Indian Stock Market , Working Paper, 2008
Investor Characteristics, Investment Goals and Choice: A Test of the Mediating Effect of Social Investment Efficacy on Socially Responsible Investing Behaviour in India , Working Paper, 2013
Kerala Infrastructre Bonds: A new mechanism for smoothening the land acquisition process , Working Paper, 2012
Valuation and Risk Based on Accounting Measures , Working Paper, 2011
Testing the Change in Correlation Structure across Markets : High-Dimensional Data , Working Paper, 2021
Do IPOs price the risk of audit qualification? , Working Paper, 2021
The Impact of NFRA on Analyst Earnings Forecast , Working Paper, 2021
Best Paper Award at the Academy of Business Research Spring 2014 Conference, New Orleans
Best Professor of Financial Management award by Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) CouncilTM Asia Pacific, CMO Asia 2011
Best Empirical Paper award at the Second International Conference on Globalisation Opportunities and Challenges, IBS Ahmedabad, 2007.
UGC Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, from June 2003 to June 2005.
Fulbright Junior Research Fellow under Prof. Jonathan Berk, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley from November 2004 to May 2005
Outstanding Paper award at the Sixth Annual Conference on Capital Markets, UTI Institute of Capital Markets, 2002
Nair, A. S., & Vinod, R., 2019, Determinants of the allocative, cost and scope efficiencies of Indian banks. Applied Economics, 51(5), 509-527.
Nair, A.S. and Ladha, R.L.,2014, "Determinants of Non Economic Investment Goals among Indian Investors" Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 14(5), 714-727.
Nair, A.S., 2011, "Existence and Extent of the Impact of Introduction of Individual Stock Derivatives Trading on the Volatility of the Underlying," Applied Financial Economics, 21, pp. 563-600 (A Taylor and Francis Journal)
Nair, A.S. et. al., 2009, "Anomalies in CAPM: A Panel Data Analysis under Indian Conditions", International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, A Euro Journals Publication.
Trivedi, P. and Nair, A.S., 2006, "Determinants of FII Investment Inflows to India", ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, 12(4), ICFAI University Press
Strategy Formulation Workshop (Strategic Retreat) for the Top & Very Senior Mgmt. of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), towards Vision 2030 for CSL (with Prof. Unnikrishnan K Nair; 2017)
Benchmarking Performance and setting roadmap to Multi Year Tariff Principles (as part of a larger consulting assignment titled ;Enhancing Service Quality and Organisational Effectiveness in Kerala State Electricity Board with Prof. Saji Gopinath, 2014)
Impact Assessment of Cardamom Futures Trading at Micro and Meso Levels for Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX) (With Prof. Saji Gopinath, 2012)
Industry Analysis and Business Strategies for Regional Current Affairs Centered Satellite TV Channel for Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited (with Prof. Keyoor Purani, 2011)
Investor Characteristics, Investment Goals and Choice: A Test of the Intermediation Effect of Social Investment Efficacy on Socially Responsible Investing Behaviour in India
Pricing Take Out Financing Contracts