Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Krishnan Dandapani

Krishnan Dandapani

Director for College of Business Downtown and Weekend Flex MBA Programs

Director for Strategic Programs in India

Ryder Systems Research Fellowship

Department of Finance

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 210
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4241
(305) 348-2680


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Madras, Madras, India
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Communications
    Madurai University, Madurai, India

Areas of Expertise

  • E-Finance
  • Finance
  • Financial Fraud
  • Financial Impact of Hurricane
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

Professional Activities

Dr. Dandapani has 15 years experience in performing research and financial analysis for corporations, governments, and institutions throughout the world. He was the principal investigator for "The Financial Implications of the Latin American Trade Block," a research project based on statistical analysis of countries (to become part of the Latin American Trade Block). His research has been published in many journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance and The International Trade Journal. He is the author of two books: Banking in North America: NAFTA and Beyond (Elseiver Science, 1999) and Return Generating Models in Finance (Elseiver, 1998).

In December of 2000, Dr. Dandapani received a grant from the State of Floridas Department of Insurance to create a Hurricane Loss Prediction Model. He is preparing a book on the financial impact of mitigating hurricane damages and is helping the International Hurricane Center to develop a certificate program and to train meteorologists.

His paper, "Virtual Banking: Impetus and Impediments" was abstracted in the proceedings of the Global Finance Association in Los Angeles in April 2001. Dr. Dandapani has recently given many presentations in his areas of expertise including "E-Finance and Its Impact on Financial Institutions" at the International Conference on Banking and Finance issues and strategies; "Virtual Banking: Impetus and Impediments" at the Global Finance Association Conference; and "A Theoretical Model on Leverage and Capital Adequacy" also at the Global Finance Association Conference.

Additionally, in spring of 2001, Dr. Dandapani received grants from the Department of Community Affairs to fund a Homeowner Insurance and Mitigation Incentive Project, and from the CBA Knight-Ridder Center to develop E-Finance projects.

Courses Taught

  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Creating Economic and Social Value
  • Finance Dissertation Preparation
  • Finance Doctoral¬†Independent Study
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Global Financial Strategy
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Seminar in Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Special Topics in Finance

Refereed Journal Articles

Chang, C., Chou, W., & Dandapani, K. (2021). Do Corporate Working Capital Decisions Matter to Stock Return Volatility? Frontiers in Finance and Economics, To-be-determined(To-be-determined). (In Press)

Hashemi Joo, M., Nishikawa, Y., & Dandapani, K. (2021). Announcement effects in the cryptocurrency market. Applied Economics. (In Press)

Dandapani, K., Hibbert, A. M., & Lawrence, E. R. (2021). The Shareholder's Response to Firm's First International Acquisition. The Journal of Banking and Finance.

Hashemi Joo, M., Nishikawa, Y., & Dandapani, K. (2019). ICOs, the next generation of IPOs. Managerial Finance. (In Press) View Article

Hashemijoo, M., Nishikawa, Y., & Dandapani, K. (2019). Cryptocurrency a successful application of Blockchain Technology. Managerial Finance. (In Press)

Rodriguez, I., Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2018). Measuring Sovereign Risk: Are CDS Spreads Better than Sovereign Credit Ratings? Financial Management, 48(1). View Article

Butchey, D., Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2018). Lessons Learned from the MBA Program for a Successful Online MSF Program. Journal of Financial Education, 2018(44).

Ozteken, S., Dandapani, K., Mishra, S., & Strobl, S. (2018). Understanding spread in the electronic futures markets: Financial crisis perspective. Applied Economics, 50(20).

Dandapani, K., Lawrence, E. R., & Rodriguez, J. (2017). Determinants of Transactional Internet Banking. Journal of Financial Services Research, 54(2018).

Dandapani, K., Lawrence, E. R., & Patterson, F. M. (2017). The effect of holding company affiliation on bank risk and the 2008 financial crisis. Studies in Economics and Finance, 34(1).

Shahrokhi, M., Cheng, H., Dandapani, K., Figueiredo, A., Parhizgari, A. M., & Shachmurove, Y. (2017). The evolution and future of the BRICS: Unbundling politics from economics. Global Financial Journal, 32(1).

Barber, J. R., & Dandapani, K. (2017). Interest Rate Risk in a Negative Yielding World. Frontiers in Finance and Economics, 14(2).

Dandapani, K. (2017). Electronic Finance II Recent Developments. Managerial Finance, 43(5).

Pavlova, I., Hibbert, A. M., Barber, J. R., & Dandapani, K. (2015). Credit Spreads and Regime Shifts. Journal of Fixed Income, 25(1).

Dallas, S. M., Dandapani, K., & Barber, J. R. (2015). The Sub-prime Crisis of 2008 - An Examination. International Journal of Finance.

You, L., & Dandapani, K. (2013). Bank Owned Life Insurance: A Critical Examination of Banking Strategy. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 9(3).

Dandapani, K., Gupta, S., & Lassar, W. M. (2012). Price Determination in Brick and Mortar and Online. International Journal of Finance.

Chang, C., Dandapani, K., Ghosh, D., & Zaher, A. A. (2011). A Note on A Possible Solution for the Foreclosure Crisis: 40-Year GPM. International Journal of Business, 16(1).

Hibbert, A. M., Pavlova, I., Barber, J. R., & Dandapani, K. (2011). Credit spread changes and equity volatility: Evidence from daily data. Financial Review, 46(3).

Chang, C., Dandapani, K., & Johnson, K. (2011). Flood zone uncertainty and the likelihood of marketing success. Journal of Housing Research, 19(2).

Arunachalam, A., & Dandapani, K. (2011). Impact of discount brokerage fees on online stock trading: A study of stock market in Thailand. International Journal of Finance.

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2010). Foreign institutional investments in India. Finance India.

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2009). E-banking metrics: Success and failures in virtual banking operations. Euro-Mediterranean Economics and Finance Review, 4(2).

Dandapani, K. (2008). Growth of E-Financial Services. Managerial Finance, 34(6).

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2008). Virtual Bank Failures. Managerial Finance, 34(6).

Dandapani, K., Karels, G., & Lawrence, E. R. (2008). Internet Banking Services and Credit Union Performance. Managerial Finance, 34(6).

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2007). Examining split bond ratings: Effect of rating scale. Quarterly Journal of Business & Economics, 46(2).

Ghosh, D., & Dandapani, K. (2007). Efficiency of the federal reserve under globalization and presence of electronic transactions. International Journal of Business, 12(4).

Dandapani, K., Lassar, W., & Lassar, S. (2005). Virtual Banking: Impetus and Impediments. International Journal of Finance, 17(2).

Dandapani, K. (2004). Success and Failure in Web-based Financial Services. Communications of the ACM, 47(5).

Kaufman, M., Dandapani, K., & Lassar, W. M. (2003). Life Asset Conversion Inc. Case Research Journal, 23(1/2).

Lassar, W. M., & Dandapani, K. (2003). Media Perceptions and their Impact on Website Quality. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 21(1).

Dandapani, K., & Parhizgari, A. M. (2000). Equity Endices and Emerging Markets: Methodological Issues. International Journal of Finance, 12(3).

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