Associate Professor Rik Sen
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Rik Sen

  • Ph.D. (Finance) Stern School of Business, New York University
  • PGDCM (equivalent to MBA) Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • B.Stat (Hons.) Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta.
Business School
School of Banking and Finance

Please visit my personal website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/riksen

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Banking and Finance at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Before joining UNSW, I was an assistant professor of finance at the Hong Kong University of Science of Technology. My research is primarily in corporate finance, with a focus on corporate governance and compensation of executives and employees. I have taught courses in undergraduate programs, MBA, other Masters programs, and doctoral programs. I received my Ph.D. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. I have published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. I have also won several competitive research grants and received the best paper awards at various conferences.

Phone
+61 2 9065 2567
Location
UNSW Business School - Ref E12 Level 3, Office 344A
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Mukherjee A; Panayotov G; Sen R; Dutta H; Ghosh P, 2022, 'Measuring vaccine effectiveness from limited public health datasets: Framework and estimates from India’s second COVID wave', Science Advances, vol. 8, pp. eabn4274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abn4274
    Journal articles | 2021
    Islam E; Rahman L; Sen R; Zein J, 2021, 'Eyes on the Prize: Do Industry Tournament Incentives Shape the Structure of Executive Compensation?', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022109021000570
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sen R; Li W; Mukherjee A, 2021, 'Inside Brokers', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 141, pp. 1096 - 1118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2021.05.029
    Journal articles | 2016
    Babenko I; Sen R, 2016, 'Do nonexecutive employees have valuable information? Evidence from employee stock purchase plans', Management Science, vol. 62, pp. 1878 - 1898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2015.2226
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cen L; Dasgupta S; Sen R, 2016, 'Discipline or disruption? Stakeholder relationships and the effect of takeover threat', Management Science, vol. 62, pp. 2820 - 2841, http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2015.2252
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tumarkin RM; Sen R, 2015, 'Stocking up: Executive optimism, option exercise, and share retention', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 118, pp. 399 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2015.08.001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Babenko I; Sen R, 2014, 'Money left on the table: An analysis of participation in employee stock purchase plans', Review of Financial Studies, vol. 27, pp. 3658 - 3698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhu050
    Journal articles |
    Babenko I; Bennett B; Sen R, 'Regulating CEO Pay: Evidence from the Nonprofit Revitalization Act', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3777576
  • Working Papers | 2020
    Islam ME; Rahman L; Sen R; Zein J, 2020, Eyes on the Prize: Do Industry Tournament Incentives Shape the Structure of Executive Compensation?, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3653980
    Working Papers | 2020
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Sen R; Babenko I; Choi G, 2019, 'Management (of) proposals', Atlanta, presented at American Finance Association, Atlanta, 04 January 2019 - 06 January 2019, https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019/preliminary/paper/iyRtSrGk
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Sen R; Banbenko I; Choi G, 2019, 'Management (of) Proposals', presented at Financial Intermediation Research Society, Savannah, 28 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Sen R; Ilona B; Goeun C, 2019, 'Management (of) Proposals', presented at American Finance Association, 03 January 2019, https://editorialexpress.com/conference/AFA2019/program/AFA2019.html#ss_29
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Sen R, 2018, 'Inside Brokers', presented at American Finance Association, 04 January 2018, https://editorialexpress.com/conference/AFA2018/program/AFA2018.html
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zein J; Rahman L; Islam E; Sen R, 2018, 'Employee Satisfaction and Corporate Innovation: Evidence from Quasi-Exogenous Natural Experiments', Tianjin, presented at China International Conference in Finance, Tianjin, 10 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tumarkin R; Sen R, 2011, 'Stocking Up: Executive Optimism and Share Retention', in Suchard J; Esho N; Moreau A (eds.), 10th Annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at 20th Annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1343980
    Preprints |
    Babenko I; Sen R, Do Non-Executive Employees Have Information? Evidence from Employee Stock Purchase Plans, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1572741
    Preprints |
    Babenko I; Sen R, Money Left on the Table: An Analysis of Participation in Employee Stock Purchase Plans, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2166012
    Preprints |
    Cen L; Dasgupta S; Sen R, Discipline or Disruption? Stakeholder Relationships and the Effect of Takeover Threat, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1540346

My published and working papers are available for download here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=758404

  • FINS5514 Capital Budgeting and Financial Decisions

 

Previous Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance (MBA), HKUST
  • Corporate Finance (Masters), HKUST
  • Advanced Financial Management (Undergraduate), HKUST
  • Fundamentals of Business Finance (Undergraduate), HKUST
  • Corporate Finance (Ph.D.), University of Miami
  • Finance for Non-Business Majors (Undergraduate), University of Miami
  • Foundations of Financial Markets, Stern Undergraduate College, New York University