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Professor Manju Puri photographManju Puri
J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance

Ph.D. New York University

Manju Puri is the J. B. Fuqua Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. She was earlier Associate Professor of Finance at Stanford Business School, which she joined after earning her Ph.D in finance at New York University and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Professor Puri has been an executive and consultant in the banking industry, and is a leading scholar in banking and venture capital.  Her research interests are in the area of empirical corporate finance and financial intermediation, with focus on commercial banks, investment banks, venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Professor Puri has published widely in the leading finance journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies.  Her research has won multiple awards including two Western Finance Association best paper awards, and two Fama-DFA awards in Journal of Financial Economics.  Professor Puri has served as a co-editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation, as well as on the Editorial Boards of several journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research and Journal of Financial Services Research.  She is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Her work has been supported by the FDIC, National Science Foundation, and Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

Professor Puri teaches an elective she created on “Raising Capital” for the MBA students at Fuqua. She has also taught a Ph.D class on Empirical Corporate Finance and has taught Advanced Corporate Finance, and Venture Capital Financing at Fuqua and Stanford Business School.  She has mentored a number of Ph.D students who have been placed at the leading schools including Columbia, Cornell, MIT and Yale University.