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Financial-market research nets Venkataraman cash prize

kvenkataraman.jpgKumar Venkataraman, in SMU’s Cox School of Business, has received an SMU 2008 Ford Research Fellowship.

Venkataraman’s research has influenced important policy debates on the structure of financial markets and has been cited by regulators with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States, as well as with the Financial Services Authority in Europe.

He specializes in market microstructure dynamics and applying sophisticated models to large databases of financial variables.

An associate professor in finance, Venkataraman’s work has been featured in industry publications such as “The CFA Digest.” It’s also been published in several books, including “The Handbook of World Stock, Derivatives and Commodities Exchanges.”

Venkataraman has published articles in “The Review of Accounting Studies,” “The Journal of Financial Economics,” and “The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.” He is an invited member of the National Bureau of Economic Research Working Group on Market Microstructure.

Established in 2002 through a $1 million pledge from Gerald Ford, chair of SMU’s Board of Trustees, the fellowships help the University retain and reward outstanding scholars. Each recipient receives a cash prize for research support during the year. The new Ford Fellows were honored by the SMU Board of Trustees at its May meeting.

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