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Tayal, Jitendra

Assistant Professor

Finance Department
CBA 202B
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  • Ph.D., Finance, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Masters in Financial Engineering,¬†Institute for Financial Management & Research, 2011
  • Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2007

Research Interests

  • Empirical Investments: Market Efficiency, Short Selling, Earnings Analysis, Options Markets
  • Behavioral Finance


  • Ramachandran, Lakshmi Shankar, and Jitendra Tayal. "Mispricing, short-sale constraints, and the cross-section of option returns." Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming.
  • Bergsma, Kelley, Andy Fodor, Vijay Singal, and Jitendra Tayal. "Option trading after the opening bell and intraday stock return predictability." Financial Management (2019).
  • Bergsma, Kelley, and Jitendra Tayal. "Short interest and lottery stocks." Financial Management 48, no. 1 (2019): 187-227.
  • Singal, Vijay, and Jitendra Tayal. "Risky short positions and investor sentiment: Evidence from the weekend effect in futures markets." Journal of Futures Markets 40, no. 3 (2020): 479-500.
  • Bergsma, Kelley, and Jitendra Tayal. "Quarterly earnings announcements and intra-industry information transfer from the Pacific to the Atlantic." International Review of Financial Analysis (2020): 101511.


  • Ellsworth Holden Finance Faculty Award, Ohio University, 2019
  • Best Paper Award at FMA Applied Finance Conference, 2019
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award, Pamplin College of Business, 2015
  • Doctoral Summer Research Grant, Pamplin College of Business, 2014
  • American Finance Association Travel Grant, 2014
  • Richard E. and Carol A. Sorensen Fellowship, Pamplin College of Business, 2011 & 2012
  • Gold Medalist in the Financial Engineering Program, IFMR, 2011
  • Best B-School Project by Business Standard & Deloitte, 2011
  • Best Financial Engineering Student, IFMR, 2011
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Financial Engineering Program at IFMR


Jitendra Tayal completed his Ph.D. in Finance with a research focus on market efficiency. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he worked in the exotic derivatives division at Credit Suisse after completing his Masters in Financial Engineering. In addition, he worked as an operations executive with Godrej Group in India following his Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.

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