Keynote Speaker

Professor Pab Jotikasthira, PhD, CFA (Cox School of Business Southern Methodist University)


Chotibhak (Pab) Jotikasthira is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Cox, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jotikasthira’s research interests include financial intermediation, international finance, and fixed income, with a particular focus on trading behaviors of institutional investors and their impact on asset prices. He has written extensively on the effects of institutional frictions, including regulatory capital and accounting rules, on financial intermediaries’ investment and trading incentives, which in turn shape the overall risk and interconnectedness of asset markets.

His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Economic Policy, and Journal of International Money and Finance, and featured in practitioner-oriented journals and business press, including the Economist among others. Jotikasthira received his Ph.D. in finance from Indiana University in 2009. Prior to starting his doctoral coursework, he worked as a Portfolio and Risk Manager for the Bank of Thailand, where he managed $38 billion in foreign-exchange reserves invested in global fixed-income markets and developed quantitative models for formulating investment strategies.

Recent publications

“Institutional Trading and Hedge Fund Activism,” (2016) with Nickolay Gantchev, Management Science, forthcoming. (Previously titled “Hedge Fund Activists: Do They Take Cues from Institutional Exit?”)

“Is Historical Cost Accounting a Panacea? Market Stress, Incentive Distortions, and Gains Trading,” (2015) with Andrew Ellul, Christian Lundblad, and Yihui Wang, Journal of Finance, 70, 2489-2538.

“Why Do Term Structures in Different Currencies Co-move?” (2015) with Anh Le and Christian Lundblad, Journal of Financial Economics, 115, 58-83.

“Asset Fire sales and Purchases and the International Transmission of Funding Shocks,” (2012) with Christian Lundblad and Tarun Ramadorai, Journal of Finance, 67, 2015-2050.

“Regulatory Pressure and Fire Sales in the Corporate Bond Market,” (2011) with Andrew Ellul and Christian Lundblad, Journal of Financial Economics, 101, 596-620.