Neeraj J. Gupta, assistant professor of finance, has a doctorate in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is a CFA charterholder. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Babson College. He has over ten years of finance experience in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, having worked for Nestlé, Xerox, and Claridges Investments (a boutique asset management firm). Neeraj has taught various finance courses, covering, the principles of finance, corporate finance, and investments, to undergraduate and MBA students at both Elon and UConn. He has led study abroad business courses to the Pacific Rim (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and to the Indo-Gulf (India and Dubai). His research interests are in investments, corporate finance, financial planning and international finance with ongoing research in sustainable investing, designing efficient retirement portfolios, valuing intangible investments, fund-flows & returns in emerging markets, and valuing long-dated options.
In the recent past, Neeraj has consulted for The Clearing House, the Business North Carolina magazine, and the NC Special Court for Complex Business Cases.
Ph.D. (Finance) University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT), 2007
MBA (Finance) Babson College (Wellesley, MA), 1991
B.E. (Electronics) University of Delhi (Delhi College of Engineering, India), 1989
CFA Charter CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA), 2009
FIN 343 Principles of Finance
FIN 413 Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 472 Finance Foundation Course
MBA 551 Financial Management
MBA 581 International Business
ACC/FIN/BUS 277 Business in the Pacific Rim
GST 280 Business & Culture of the Indo-Gulf
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Gupta, Neeraj J, Pavlik, Robert, and Synn, Wonhi (2012). Adding “Value” to Sustainable Post-Retirement Portfolios. Financial Services Review. Forthcoming.
Gupta, Neeraj J., and Golec, Joseph (2012). Do Investors Use Customer Metrics to Value High Growth Service Firms? International Journal of Business and Finance Research. Vol. 6(2), 1-19.
Gupta, Neeraj J., and Benson, Christina C. (2011). Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study of Value Creation. Competition Forum. Vol. 9(1), 121-136.
Gupta, Neeraj J. (2011). Financial Valuation Using CLV Metrics: A Study of Online Brokers. The Business Review, Cambridge. Vol. 19(1), 1-7.
Benson, Christina C., Gupta, Neeraj J., and Mateti, Ravi S. (2010). Does Risk Reduction Mitigate the Costs of Going Green? An Empirical Study of Sustainable Investing. Southern Journal of Business and Ethics. Vol. 2, 7-25.
Gupta, Neeraj J., and Synn, Wonhi (2010). Valuing Investments Decisions: Flotation Costs and Capital Budgeting. Journal of Business & Economics Research. Vol. 8(2), 73-78.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications
Benson, Christina C. & Gupta, Neeraj J. (2010). Does the Triple Bottom Line Help the Greenest Blue Chips Create Market Value and Gain Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Gupta, Neeraj J., and Synn, Wonhi (2008). Valuing Investments Decisions: Flotation Costs and Capital Budgeting. Proceedings of the Journal of the Academy of Business Education. Vol. 9.