Professor XYZ received his Ph.D. from Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis. His primary research interests are in the areas of Corporate finance. Specifically, he works on issues related to Financial Intermediation, Managerial compensation, Politics and Finance, Corporate Investments and Corporate Governance. His work has been accepted at various academic conferences including those hosted by the American Finance Association and European Finance Association. Professor Alok has also worked on a consulting project for CitiMortgage which involved identifying the causes of strategic defaults by borrowers. Prior to his Ph.D., he graduated from the ManipalUniversity in Computer Science and Engineering amongst the top of the graduating class.