Abhijeet Chandra works in behavioral finance and accounting. He is currently Assistant Professor in Finance and Accounting area at Vinod Gupta School of Management of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (West Bengal, India).

Earlier between July 2012 and October 2014, he was Post-doctoral Fellow (Postdoc) in behavioral finance working with Prof. M. Thenmozhi at Department of Management Studies of Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai, India.

In November 2011, he received Ph.D. on Behavioral Finance from Department of Commerce & Business Studies of Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi, India working with his advisor Prof. Ravinder Kumar.

From July 2010 - June 2012, he was working as Academic Associate in Finance and Control Area at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Karnataka.

His major research interests are in financial economics (behavioral finance, asset pricing, economics of derivatives) and individual decision making under risk and uncertainty (prospect theory, risk preferences, irrationality). he works on both theoretical and empirical aspects of finance and is currently also involved in experimental work.

Prior to and during the doctoral studies, he completed his degrees in Accounting, Commerce, and Business Management with major in Finance. His undergraduate degree in Commerce with Honors in Accounting is from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar, India.


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Email: abhijeet@vgsom.iitkgp.ac.in

Tel.: +91 (3222) 2-81780

Mailing Address:

Vinod Gupta School of Management

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur 721 302

West Bengal (INDIA)

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Research Group Members

Dr. Smitha V. Shenoy

Behavioral Asset Pricing

CER/Postdoc, 2020-

Dr. Abhinav K. Rajverma

Dividend Policy

PhD, 2015-2018

Sadrita Deb

Financial Frauds

PhD, 2016-

Manish Rajwar

Investor Behavior

PhD, 2016-

Amit Kumar


PhD, 2015-

Sudipta Mazumdar

Behavioral Finance

PhD, 2018-

Rohan Kumar Mishra

Behavioral Finance

PhD, 2020-

Mohit Kumar

SME Clusters

RA, 2017-2018

Mehak Khanna

Behavioral Corporate Finance

PhD, 2020-

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PhD, 2021-