Umesh Kumar, Ph.D.

Umesh Kumar

Professor of Finance

School of Business and Liberal Arts
Finance, B.B.A

Office: MacArthur 430A
Phone: 315-386-7974

Educational Background

  • B.S., Magadh University, India
  • MBA, University of Mumbai, India - Finance
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio - Finance

Professor Kumar speaks to his flex class.

Professional Experience

  • Over six years of managerial experience with the Securities & Exchange Board of India

Research Interest

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Investment Pricing Anomalies
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Fintech and Decentralized Finance
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Climate Change

 Umesh Kumar, Ph.D., associate professor and curriculum coordinator for SUNY Canton’s Finance program.

Courses Taught at SUNY Canton

  • BSAD 100 - Introduction to Business
  • ECON 305 – Economics of Crime
  • FSMA 210 - Introduction to Finance
  • BSAD 241 – Investment and Trading
  • FSMA 312 – Financial Management
  • FSMA 320 – Invest. Analysis and Portfolio Mgmt.
  • FSMA 325 – Financial Compliance & Reg.
  • FSMA 415 - Global Finance
  • FSMA 422 - Risk Management
  • ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 314 - Managerial Economics
  • FSMA 220 - Introduction to Investments
  • FSMA 301 – Personal Finance
  • FSMA 315 – Global Investments
  • FSMA 330 - Financial Markets and Inst.
  • FSMA 391- Real Estate Finance and Invest
  • FSMA 420 - Financial Derivatives


  1. The Consequence of COVID-19 on Cryptocurrency Returns, Journal of Finance Issue, (with Biqing Huang), Accepted for Publication.
  2. Retail Investor Sentiment and Indian ADR Premiums, Academy of Business Journal, Volume I, 2023.
  3. Do Value and Growth Matter in Wide-Moat Firms? Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Volume 32, September 2023.
  4. Do Small Trades influence the Indian ADR Premiums? Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Volume 23, Issue 1, 85-96, March 2023.
  5. COVID-19 and Investor Response – The case of the Oil and Gas Industry, Journal of Finance and Accountancy, (with Biqing Huang), Volume 32, 2023.
  6. Are Indian ADR Premiums Mispriced? International Journal of Finance, Volume 8, Issue No. 1, Page 1-18, 2023.
  7. Macroeconomic Signals and Indian Real Estate Firms, International Journal of Economic Policy, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 1-16, 2023.
  8. The Impact of R&D Investment and High Technology Goods Exports Between the U.S. and China, Journal of International Finance and Economics, Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 28-37, 2022.
  9. Tax Reforms, Investor Sentiment, and Closed-End Fund Performance, International Journal of Finance, Volume 7, Issue No. 4, Page 71-86, 2022.
  10. Does Money Talk? Examining from Currency Exchange Rates and International Trade, Journal of International Finance and Economics, (with Biqing Huang and Bandon Painter), Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 35-46, 2022.
  11. Electrical Power Grid Disruptions: A Time Series Examination, Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy, (with Brian Harte)), Page 197-216, Winter/Fall 2020.
  12. Convicted Firms, Board Composition, and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Post Sarbanes-Oxley Act Era, Academy of Business Research Journal (with Brian Harte), Volume III 2019.
  13. Market Based Incentives in Developing Countries: Geographical Dispersion, Antecedents and Implications of the Clean Development Mechanism, Climate and Development (with John Fay), Pages 164-177, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2017.
  14. An Index-Based Model for Determining the Investment Benchmark of Renewable Energy Projects in South Africa, South African Journal of Economics (with John Fay), Volume 33, Issue 3, September 2013
  15. Impact of Liquidity on the Futures–Cash Basis: Evidence from the Indian Market (with Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam), Journal of Futures Markets, Volume 33, Issue 3, March 2013
  16. Corporate Social Responsibility and Investor Response in the Post-SOX Era (with Brian Harte), Journal of Applied Financial Research, Vol 1 2012
  17. Settlement Differences and the Law of One Price: Evidence from the Indian Stock Market (with Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam), Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2009
  18. Single-Stock Futures: Evidence from the Indian Securities Market (with Yiuman Tse), Global Finance Journal, Volume 20, Issue 3, 2009

Other Publications

  1. “The Contours of Risks in Venture Capital”, SEBI Bulletin, December 2004, 24–34
  2. “The Implications of STP in Capital Market”, SEBI Bulletin, October 2004, 12–20
  3. “Corporate Governance: A Calibration of Risk Management”, SEBI Bulletin, August 2004, 5–12

Book Chapters

  1. ‘Are Indian ADR Premiums Mispriced?’ research work has been published as a book chapter in a Book titled “Operating Factors in Financial Performance”
  2. ‘Tax Reforms, Investor Sentiment and Closed-End Fund Performance’ research work has been published as a book chapter in a Book titled “Fundamentals of Financial Performance”