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Kose John

Kose John

Joined Stern 1978

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-98
New York, NY 10012

E-mail kjohn@stern.nyu.edu
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Kose John is the Charles William Gerstenberg Professor of Banking and Finance at New York University Stern School of Business and teaches courses in corporate finance.

Dr. John has been with NYU Stern for more than 20 years. Areas of his recent research include corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy, executive compensation, and corporate disclosure. He has also done research in the areas of financial markets and financial theory. He has published over a hundred articles in several top journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Financial Management. He was awarded the prestigious Jensen Prize for the best paper published in Journal of Financial Economics in 2000. In addition to his research, Dr. John has bee recognized for his excellence in teaching and received the Citibank Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996.

Dr. John received his Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Kerala, India, his masters in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology, and his Doctor of Philosophy in management science from the University of Florida.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Corporate Governance

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance

Academic Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, 1979

M.S., Computer Sciences, 1974
Florida Institute of Technology

B.Sc., Physics, 1970
University of Kerala, India

Areas of Expertise


  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Pay