Finance & Economics
Deputy Head – Center for Financial Services
Vidhu Shekhar, a faculty in Finance & Economics area at SPJIMR, has completed his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Prior to his Ph.D., he completed his MBA from IIM Calcutta (2006) and a B.Tech (H) from IIT Kharagpur (2004).
Post his MBA; he has worked in the Financial Services industry for 6 years in various roles across leading Indian/Global Investment Banks and Private Equity firms. He is also a co-founder of a B2B SaaS Fintech Firm – Vitt.ai
His research interest is anchored on topics including Financial Economics, FinTech, Behavioural Finance, and Heterodox Economics. He is currently the Associate Head of the Centre for Financial Services at SPJIMR.
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Shekhar, V., Shukla, R., Agarwal, A. (2021). Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Indian Healthcare system: An assessment using value-focused thinking approach. Journal of High Technology Management Research, 32(2).
Chinchwadkar, R., Shekhar, V. (2016). Evolution of Private Equity Regulations in Emerging Markets: A Case of India. The Journal of Private Equity, 20(1), 38-44.
Shekhar, V., ISDSI, “Is Money Endogenous? Evidence from “High Frequency” Bank Lending Behavior in India.,” SPJIMR, Mumbai. (December 30, 2018).
Shekhar, V., Haldar, A., ISDSI, “Regionality of Financial Sentiments and Words,” SPJIMR, Mumbai. (December 30, 2018).
Shekhar, V., World Communication Forum, Davos, “Economics Humanity and Communication,” WCF, Davos. (March 2016).
Shekhar, V. (2019). Indian Politico-Economic Narrative and Scale Of PM Modi’s “Real” Direct Benefit Programmes Point To A Bigger-Than-2014 Majority. Swarajya. https://swarajyamag.com/politics/indian-politico-economic-narrative-and-the-scale-of-pm-modis-real-direct-benefit-programmes-point-to-his-certain-return
Shekhar, V. (2020). How APMC Monopoly Is The Core Reason For Farmer Suicides In India. Swarajya. https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/how-apmc-monopoly-is-the-core-reason-for-farmer-suicides-in-india
Shekhar, V. (2017). Assessing Demonetisation: Minsky Provides the Link That Traditional Economics Misses. Swarajya.
FinTech & Blockchain
Bharat Chamber of Commerce Medal, IIM Calcutta/ Bharat Chamber of Commerce. (April 2006).
Proficiency Prize, IIT Kharagpur. (April 2004).
Associate Head, Centre for Financial Services, Business School. (July 1, 2019 – Present).
Assistant Vice President
Associate, Private Equity
Associate – Investment Banking
Management/Executive Development, Voltas Limited, 19 participants. (September 20, 2019).
Management/Executive Development, Voltas Limited, 25 participants. (February 4, 2019 -February 8, 2019).
Certificate Programme, Fintech & Blockchain, 80 Participants. (Jul 21 – Feb 22)
Committee Member, Fellowship Programme and Research Committee, IIM Calcutta. (August 2015 – June 2016).
Committee Member, Student Council, IIM Calcutta. (November 2013 – November 2014).
Committee Member, Student Council, IIM Calcutta. (November 2012 – November 2013).
Faculty Co-ordinator, SPJIMR – ADMAP – Finance Committee. (January 7, 2020).
Speaker & Faculty Co-ordinator, SPJIMR’s Centre for Financial Services and Vanderbilt University Law School, University in Nashville, Tennessee. (December 12, 2019 – December 14, 2019).
Workshop Organiser, SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (November 26, 2019).
Workshop Organiser, SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (November 10, 2019).