Viral V. Acharya is C.V. Starr Professor of Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business, having previously been Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Private Equity Institute at the London Business School. He is a Research Affiliate of CEPR and an Academic Advisor to the Bank of England. He was appointed Senior Houblon-Normal Research Fellow at the Bank of England to conduct research on efficiency of the inter-bank lending markets for the summer of 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
His research interests are in the regulation of banks and financial institutions, corporate finance, valuation of corporate debt, and asset pricing with a focus on the effects of cash management and liquidity risk. He has published articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, and Financial Analysts Journal. He is the recipient of Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance - Journal of Financial Economics, 2000, Best Paper Award in Asset Pricing – Journal of Financial Economics, 2005, Best Paper Award in Equity Trading - Western Finance Association Meetings, 2003, Outstanding Referee Award for the Review of Financial Studies, 2003, and the inaugural Lawrence G. Goldberg Prize for the Best Ph.D. in Financial Intermediation.