Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Dr Surya Chelikani, Quinnipiac University, United States

Dr. Surya Chelikani is an accomplished educator and researcher in finance, specializing in corporate finance, asset pricing, and market microstructure. With a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, he serves as an Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University. His expertise extends to both academic and corporate realms, with prior experience in engineering and consultancy. Dr. Chelikani’s research investigates topics such as market integration and regulatory impacts on financial markets. Recognized for his teaching excellence, he has received prestigious awards and consistently high evaluations. 📚💼🏅

Publication profile

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After completing a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University (India) in 1981, I pursued an M.B.A in General Management from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003. Building upon this foundation, I obtained my Ph.D. in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2010. 🎓 This educational journey reflects a diverse range of interests and expertise, blending technical skills with financial acumen. From engineering principles to the intricacies of financial markets, each step has contributed to a well-rounded perspective and a dedication to continuous learning and growth.


As an academic, I’ve dedicated years to teaching and shaping minds. Beginning as an Instructor at Oklahoma State University, I’ve covered various financial courses, earning commendable teaching evaluations. My journey progressed to Quinnipiac University, where I advanced from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Alongside academia, I’ve also ventured into the corporate realm. As a partner in multiple enterprises spanning cold welding, systems programming, and consultancy for cement plants, I’ve honed practical insights that complement my academic endeavors. Balancing academia with real-world experience has enriched my professional journey, ensuring a holistic approach to education. 📚💼


In the realm of academia, achievements often serve as milestones of dedication and excellence. Such is the case for Surya Chelikani, whose academic journey has been adorned with accolades. Notably,  clinched the coveted Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate award in Finance, an honor bestowed upon  in both 2006 and 2007—a feat unmatched by any other recipient. Securing a four-year assistantship from the Department of Finance further underscores [his/her/their] commitment and proficiency. [His/Her/Their] consistent presence on the President’s List throughout  MBA years reflects [his/her/their] unwavering academic prowess. Membership in esteemed societies like Delta Mu Delta and the Golden Key national honor society epitomizes scholarly excellence and distinction. 🎓

Research focus

S Chelikani’s research primarily focuses on financial economics, particularly in areas related to market efficiency, regulatory impacts, and financial contagion. Chelikani has explored the effects of regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Regulation Fair Disclosure on market integration and efficiency. Additionally, their work delves into the implications of financial crises, such as the 2008 financial crisis, on various financial sectors, including the Turkish financial sector and hedge funds. Their studies often employ quantitative methods like cointegration analysis to examine market dynamics and investor behavior.


Publication top notes

Financial crisis and contagion: The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the Turkish financial sector

The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on market efficiency: evidence from mergers and acquisitions activity

GASB mandatory disclosure rules and municipal bond yield spreads

Implied volatility spread and stock mispricing

The Hedge Fund Industry’s Market Timing Ability and Role in Financial Contagion: Evidence from the Strategic Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis

The Effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure on Market Integration

Past stock returns and the MAX effect

Volatility feedback effect and risk-return tradeoff

The impact of insider ownership level on equity market timing decisions

State-dependent intertemporal risk-return tradeoff: Further evidence

Revisiting the ICAPM under the distortion of risk–return tradeoff in short‐horizon stock returns

Cointegration Analysis of the Effect of Decimalization on Market Equilibrium and Price Discovery

Innovative Research Award

Innovative Research Award


Welcome to the Innovative Research Award, celebrating groundbreaking contributions to advancing knowledge and driving progress in diverse fields. This prestigious award recognizes pioneers who push the boundaries of innovation, fostering a culture of exploration and excellence.

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The Innovative Research Award honors individuals or teams for their outstanding contributions to research, emphasizing creativity, impact, and originality. From pioneering discoveries to transformative insights, this award celebrates those who redefine what's possible.


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  • Candidates must hold a relevant academic qualification
  • Must have a track record of impactful publications
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  • Methodological rigor
  • Potential for future applications

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