Dr Sheeja Sivaprasad

Dr Sheeja Sivaprasad


Sheeja Sivaprasad joined Westminster Business School as Senior Lecturer in Finance prior to her subsequent appointment as Principal Lecturer in Finance. She completed her MSc Investment Management and PhD in Finance at Bayes Business School.  Her PhD thesis was titled ‘Essays on The Value Effects of Capital Structure.’ Sheeja teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has successfully led  post graduate courses. She is the research and knowledge exchange leader for the School of Finance and Accounting (SFA). Her research  interests include Capital structure, SMEs, IPOs,ESG,digital assets, multinational firms, fund management and performance, firm performance. She has also successfully supervised  PhD thesis and post graduate dissertations and has been an external PhD examiner. She  organises the school research seminar series and the Finance and Accounting Annual Research Symposium.

Education

PhD in Finance, Bayes Business School, London 

MSc in Investment Management, Bayes Business School, London 

MCom India BCom India


Research interests

Capital structure, SMEs, IPOs/ICOs, multinational firms, fund management and performance, corporate performance, digital assets; digitization; impact investing; sustainable finance

Conferences

International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS), Said Business School, Oxford (2021).  Paper: An Impact Investment Strategy

The Impact and Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium, Kellogg School of Management, Northwest University, USA (2021).

India Finance Conference 2016 at IIM(A). Paper:An empirical analysis of the performance of sponsored versus non-sponsored IPOs: evidence from India

International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS)  Corporate Finance Conference, Said Business School, Oxford, 2015. Paper: The Determinants of Zero Leverage: Evidence from Multinational Firms.

5th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Nantes, France,2015. Paper: The Determinants of Zero Leverage: Evidence from Multinational Firms. 

22nd Annual MFS(Multinational Finance Society) Conference, Halkidikki, Greece, 2015. Paper : The Value Effects of Changes in Leverage: Evidence from the Travel and Leisure Sector.

22nd Annual MFS(Multinational Finance Society) Conference, Halkidikki, Greece, 2015. Paper: The Impact of Internationalization on the relation between leverage and stock returns.

Cambridge Business & Economics Conference (CBEC), Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, 2015. Paper: The Impact of Internationalization on the relation between leverage and stock returns.

3rd Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014. Paper: The Value Effects of Changes in Leverage: Evidence from the hospitality sector. 

India Finance Conference, Indian Institute of Bangalore(IIMB), Bangalore, India, 2011. Paper: An Investment Strategy Based on Leverage: Evidence from BSE500.

European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Portugal, 2011. Paper: The Leverage Effect on Stock Returns.

Oxford Business and Economics Conference (OBEC), Oxford, UK, 2010. Paper: The Leverage Effect on Stock Returns.

European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Aarhus, Denmark, 2010. Paper: Using Firm Level Leverage as an Investment Strategy.

MidWest Finance Association (MFA), Chicago, USA, 2009. Paper: An Empirical Test on Leverage and Stock Returns.

Eastern Finance Association (EFA), Washington, USA, 2009. Paper: An Empirical Test on Leverage and Stock Returns.

European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Vienna, Austria, 2007. Paper: Leverage and Stock Returns.

Eastern Finance Association (EFA), New Orleans, USA, 2007. Paper: Leverage and Stock Returns.

18th Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2005. Paper: Using Firm Level Leverage as an Investment Strategy.

Asian Finance Association (FMA Asian), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2005. Paper: Using Firm Level Leverage as an Investment Strategy.

PhD supervision

Beverley Preddie - Completed

Sonila Malko- On-going

Amani Faraji-On-going

Journal refereeing

British Accounting Review 

European Journal of Finance 

Economic Inquiry

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 

Journal of Accounting and Taxation 

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation


In brief

Research areas

Capital Structure; IPOs/ICOs;Asset Pricing;SMEs; Sustainable Finance;Impact Investing

Supervision interests

Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Asset Pricing, SMES