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Dr Chandra Thapa


Accounting and Finance

Personal statement

After completing PhD from Cranfield School of Management, my first academic position was with University of Stirling where I spent two years as Lecture in Finance. I joined Strathclyde Business School in July 2012 and currently work as Reader (Associate Professor) in Finance. My research interest covers issues in global portfolio investments and emerging markets finance, particularly firm level corporate finance topics. I have published (or accepted for publication) in internationally recognised journals such as Journl of Corporate FinanceJournal of Banking and Finance (JBF), Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM), International Review of Financial Analysis, European Journal of Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of Multinational Financial Management (JMFM). I have also acted as referee for different journals - JBF, JIFMIM, European Journal of Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Economic Modelling, JMFM, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.


I have successfully supervised two PhD candidates and currently act as the principal supervisor of five PhD candidates. Currently I assume the role of Honours Course Director for Finance Subject and PhD Admission Co-ordinator.




Corporate governance reform and risk-taking : evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in an emerging market
Koirala Santosh, Marshall Andrew, Neupane Suman, Thapa Chandra
Journal of Corporate Finance, (2018)
Do investors flip less in bookbuilding than in auction IPOs?
Neupane Suman, Marshall Andrew, Paudyal Krishna, Thapa Chandra
Journal of Corporate Finance Vol 47, pp. 253-268, (2017)
Biases in international portfolio allocation and investor protection standards
Kwabi Frank O., Thapa Chandra, Paudyal Krishna, Adegbite Emmnuel
International Review of Financial Analysis Vol 53, pp. 66-79, (2017)
Cost of sovereign debt and foreign bias in bond allocations
Marshall Andrew, Thapa Chandra, Bhatta Bibek
Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, (2017)
Foreign bias in bond portfolio investments : the role of economic and non-economic factors and the impact of the global financial and sovereign debt crises
Bhatta Bibek, Marshall Andrew, Thapa Chandra
European Journal of Finance, pp. 1-52, (2017)
Domestic and foreign institutional investors' investment in IPOs
Neupane Suman, Neupane Biwesh, Paudyal Krishna, Thapa Chandra
Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Vol 39, pp. 197-210, (2016)

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Interests and Experience (2009 – 2018, undergraduate and postgraduate, including executive MBA):

  • Finance and Financial Management
  • International Financial Management      
  • Treasury Management and International Finance
  • Derivatives and Treasury Management
  • International Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance 


Institutions (countries) Taught:

  • University of Strathclyde, UK
  • YMCA and Strathclyde Executive MBA, Singapore
  • CDC Management Development Centre and Strathclyde Executive MBA, Malaysia
  • University of Stirling, UK
  • Skema Business School, France
  • Cranfield University, UK


Teaching Excellence Award, Short Listing and Nominations:

  1.  Awarded: Stirling University 2011 RATE (Recognising Achievement in Teaching Excellence) Award
  2. Short listed: 2016 Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) – University of Strathclyde: Best in Faculty - Business
  3. Nominations:

              RATE 2011 (Stirling University): Most Inspiring Tutor

              RATE 2012 (Stirling University): Excellence in Teaching in the School of Management

              RATE 2012 (Stirling University):  Most Inspiring Tutor

              TEA   2015 (University of Strathclyde: Most Enthusiastic Teacher

              TEA 2016 (University of Strathclyde): Most Enthusiastic Teacher

    TEA 2017 (Universit of Strathclyde): Most Supporting Teacher



External Examiner:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Abertay University
  • Universit of Sunderland