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Anoop Rai

Professor of Finance


Degrees

PHD, 1987, Indiana Univ Bloomington; MBA, 1980, Univ Notre Dame; MA, 1977, Univ Delhi; BA, 1975, Univ Delhi


Bio

Professor Rai is a Professor of Finance at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University in New York. He has been teaching corporate finance, financial institutions and international finance courses since 1988. Before joining the faculty at Hofstra, Dr. Rai taught as an assistant professor at the University of Vermont and as a graduate instructor at Indiana University.

He is the Director of the Center for International Financial Services and Markets (www.hofstra.edu/center). As Director, he organizes major conferences featuring government leaders, senior executives from corporations, and leading academics. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Curacao in Willemstad, Curacao.

His current research interest centers on international banking and financial markets. His articles have been published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Financial Research Services, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Financial Management and Journal of Risk and Insurance. He has presented papers at several national and international finance conferences.

Professor Rai serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Multinational Financial Management and is on the Advisory Board of the SSRN’s History of Finance eJournal. He is the author of the textbook “Principles of Banking: A Textbook to Accompany ProBanker,” (2020),” “Basic of International Business” (2nd edition), 2014, the Instructor’s Manual to Financial Institutions Management by Anthony Saunders (2nd Edition) 1996.


He has taught at several other institutions as a visiting or adjunct professor, including at the Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands), New York University (New York), University of Catania (in Sicily), Indian institute of Management Calcutta and the University of Curacao. He has conducted several seminars on risk management to bankers in the U.S. as well as from Russia, China and India.

He is a partner at ProBanker Simulation (www.probanker.com), a company specializing in the development of simulations for use in teaching banking and international finance courses at universities around the world.

Teaching Awards

Zarb School of Business Teacher of the Year, 2018
Best Teacher Award, Online MBA Graduating Class, 2018.
Best Teacher Award, Online MBA Graduating Class, 2017.
Best Teacher Award, Online MBA Graduating Class, 2016.
Best Teacher Award, Executive MBA Graduating Class, 2015.
Best Teacher Award, Online MBA Graduating Class, 2014.


Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, International Finance and Capstone course

Research Interests

International Finance, Financial Institutions and Financial Regulations

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
FIN 150 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MGMT Undergraduate
FIN 203 MANAGERIAL FINANCE Graduate
FIN 212 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MGT Graduate
FIN 222 RISK MGMT IN FINANCIAL INSTNS Graduate
FIN 402A MANAGERIAL FINANCE Graduate
MBA 350 INTGRTVE STRATGIC DECSN MKNG Graduate
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