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Tareque Nasser

Assistant Professor nasser
Department of Finance
Office:3006 Business Building
Mailing Address:2097 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Tareque Nasser’s research interest is, broadly, in the areas of corporate finance and governance, and investments. Particularly his research examines various issues related to corporate governance, insider trading, mergers and acquisitions and IPOs. As an academic, he is passionate about understanding the inner workings of corporations, their decision making process and incentives, which ultimately contributes to the successes and failures of corporations. His research addresses and informs both the academic and practitioners through presentations and publications of his research papers. He also incorporates his research in his teaching.

Current Research & Consulting Projects

  • Ansley Chua and Tareque Nasser, Insider Sales in IPOs: Consequences of Liquidity Needs
  • Ansley Chua, R. Jared DeLisle and Tareque Nasser, Investors and Choice Overload: Evidence from IPOs
  • Anup Agrawal and Tareque Nasser, Blockholders on Boards and CEO Compensation, Turnover and Firm Valuation.
  • Anup Agrawal and Tareque Nasser, Corporate Financial and Investment Policies in the Presence of a Blockholder on the Board.
  • James Ligon, Tareque Nasser and Rustin T. Yerkes, Insider Trading in TARP Firms

Major Accomplishments

  • Recent Publications
    • Jin Jeon, Cheolwoo Lee, Tareque Nasser and Tony Via, 2015, Multiple Lead Underwriter IPOs and Firm Visibility, Journal of Corporate Finance 32, 128-149.
    • Anup Agrawal and Tareque Nasser, 2012, Insider Trading in Takeover Targets, Journal of Corporate Finance 18, 598-625.
  • Media Appearances
    • An Insider Trading Loophole Congress Didn’t Close, Jack Hough, SmartMoney, March 22, 2012. (Also reported in Yahoo! Finance)
    • Insider Trading in Takeover Targets, Blog, Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum, 2012.
  • Book Chapters
    • Tareque Nasser and Benton E. Gup, 2008, Insider Trading and Large Chapter 11 Bankruptcies: 1995 – 2006, in George Kaufman and Robert Bliss, eds.: Current Issues in Financial Markets. (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY).
    • Tareque Nasser and Benton E. Gup, 2007, Bank Mergers and Insider Trading, in Benton E. Gup ed.: Corporate Governance in Banking: A Global Perspective. (Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA).
  • Ad-Hoc Journal Referee
    • Financial Management
    • Financial Review (2)
    • International Review of Finance
    • Journal of Corporate Finance (2)
    • Journal of Economics and Business
    • Journal of Empirical Finance
    • Review of Financial Studies
    • Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
  • Paper Preserntation at Selected Conferences
    • American Finance Association (2)
    • Western Finance Association (1)
    • Financial Management Association (6)
    • Financial Intermediation Research Society (3)
    • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (4)
    • American Law and Economics Association (3)

Other Contributions

  • Served on Financial Management Association’s conferenc program committees
  • Chaired and discussed paper at numerous finance conferences
  • PhD dissertation committee: Haydory Akbar Ahmed, Department of Economics, Kansas State University
  • Undergraduate research advising: Minh T. Mac, Larissa Liggett

Areas of Teaching

Corporate Finance, Investments, Money and Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, Entrepreneurial Finance


Ph D, University of Alabama, 2010.
Major: Finance
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Economics

MComm, University of Wollongong, Australia, 1997.
Major: Economics

BBA, Assumption University, Thailand, 1994.
Major: Finance 

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