Faculty

A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.

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Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org

ABOUT

Varun Yadav is a faculty in the Finance and Economics group. His research work leverages advanced econometric and quantitative methods to gain insights into competition policy issues in banking, study the digital payments ecosystem in India, and forecast inflation using mixed-frequency data. While pursuing his doctorate at IIMA, he received the JASSO scholarship for a research visit to Hiroshima University where he studied panel-data methods to reduce bias in predictive regression models. He likes to explore topics at the interface of economics, finance, and management science.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics (thesis submitted), IIM Ahmedabad
  • PGDM (MBA), IIM Kozhikode
  • B.Tech., NIT Kurukshetra

Research Interests

  • Industrial Organization, FinTech, Banking, Competition Economics, Econometrics
Experience

Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org

Varun has a diverse experience of more than 8 years spanning industries. He also worked at OP Jindal Global University as a faculty member.

Research & Publications

Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org

Selected Publications

  • Yadav, V., & Das, A. (2021). Nowcasting inflation in India with daily crowd-sourced prices using dynamic factors and mixed frequency models. Applied Economics Letters, 1-11.

ConFERENCEs/Symposia/ACADEMIC VISITS

  • Presented his thesis work titled “Deregulation and Welfare in Indian Banking: Demand Estimation and Welfare Implications of Saving Interest Rate Deregulation” at the 7th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law organized by Competition Commission of India, New Delhi – March 2022
  • Presented a paper titled “Forecasting short run gold spot prices in India using mixed frequency models” at IIMA-IGPC Conference on Gold and Gold Markets, 2020 organized by India Gold Policy Centre, IIM Ahmedabad – Feb 2020
  • Completed research project titled “Bias reduction in predictive regression models- A GMM approach” as a visiting scholar at Hiroshima University, Japan under Prof. Kazuhiko Hayakawa, Jan - Feb 2019
    • Work presented at Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Onsite fieldwork for “Optimizing tourism demand at a small aging island” at Mitarai, Osaki Shimojima Island in Japan, August 2019 (in collaboration with students from Hiroshima University and the University of Texas at Austin)
    • Recommendations presented to Kure administration in Japan
Additional Information

Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org

Professional Memberships

  • Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

Licensures/Certifications/WORKSHOPS

  • Professional course in Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics – May 2021
  • Workshop on Advanced Research Methodologies for Social Science Research by International
  • Growth Centre (IGC) and Presidency University - June 2021
  • CII SCMPro certification under CII Supply Chain Management Professional Program - March 2020
  • Summer School in Development Economics conducted by International Growth Centre (IGC) and Indian Statistical Institute at ISI Delhi - July 2019
  • Summer school in Dynamics of complex systems at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru - May 2019 (https://www.icts.res.in/program/DCS2019)

Reviewer Experience

  • INDAM-2022, 7th Biennial conference of the Indian Academy of Management (IN-DAM)
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Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org
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Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org
Academic Area

Varun Yadav

Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics
varun.yadav@spjimr.org
Finance & Economics
 
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