Vikas Mehrotra

Professor, Department of Finance
Term Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - MO Student Services and Program Delivery


Professor, Department of Finance
(780) 492-2976
4-20F Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Term Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - MO Student Services and Program Delivery



Research Interests

  • Corporate Restructuring and Governance
  • Capital Structure
  • Financial Market Microstructure


BUS 875 - Special Topics

Topics will vary from year to year. Restricted to Executive MBA students only.

Winter Term 2021
FIN 488 - Selected Topics in Finance

Normally restricted to third- and fourth-year Business students. Prerequisites: FIN 301 or consent of Department. Additional prerequisites may be required.

Winter Term 2021
FIN 501 - Managerial Finance

Fundamental concepts in asset valuation are discussed within the context of simple asset pricing models and efficient financial markets. This course introduces the valuation of financial assets such as bonds and stocks. Further topics include the issuing of financial securities, leverage, dividend policy, cash management, and derivative securities. Credit will not be given for FIN 501 when FIN 503 has been completed. Prerequisites: ACCTG 501, BUEC 503, and MGTSC 501.

Winter Term 2021
FIN 673 - Mergers, Restructuring, and Corporate Control

Financial and economic aspects of corporate mergers, asset restructuring, downsizing, and financial restructuring are examined. Particular attention is paid to valuation and shareholder wealth effects of mergers. Relations between corporate ownership and financial structure and performance are investigated. The course also examines anti-takeover devices and their effect on corporate performance. Finally, international mergers are examined from a strategic perspective. Prerequisite: FIN 501 or FIN 503.

Winter Term 2021

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Book Chapters

Chapter on Stakeholders and Governance, with Randall Morck. In the Handbook of Finance, (edited by Michael Weisbach), University of Chicago press, 2017.

Chapter on Entrepreneurship and the Family Firm in the Handbook of Finance (edited by Professor Rene Stulz) co-written by Randall Morck, 2011.

Restructuring and returns in Japan, 2000-2001. By Dick Beason, Ken Gordon, Vikas Mehrotra and Akiko Watanabe, in The Age of Globalization, Carin Holroyd and Ken Coates, editors, Routledge Comtemporary Japan Series, 2011.

Comment on Waiting for the Omelet to Set: Match-Specific Assets and Minority Oppression in the Close Corporation (by Edward B. Rock and Michael L. Wachter), in Concentrated Corporate Ownership, NBER, 2000

The Board and Beyond, report in “Corporate Decision-Making in Canada”, edited by Randall Morck and Ronald Daniels, Industry Canada Research Series, 1995

Book Chapers
Research - Publications

How institutional development news moves an emerging market, with Guzmán, A., Morck, R., Trujillo, M.-A., Journal of Business Research, 2020.

Location and Excess Comovement, with Aditya Kaul and Carmen Stefanescu, Journal of Empirical Finance, 2016.

When is Human Capital a Valuable Resource? With Danny Miller and Xiaowei Xu, Strategic Management Journal, 2014.

Adoptive Expectations: Rising Sons in Japanese Family Firms, with Randall Morck, Jungwook Shim, and Yupana Wiwattanakantang. Journal of Financial Economics, 2013.

Why are shareholders not paid to give up their voting privileges? Unique evidence from Italy, with Marco Bigelli and Raghu Rau. Journal of Corporate Finance, 2011.

Must Love Kill the Family Firm? with Randall Morck, Jungwook Shim, and Yupana Wiwattanakantang, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2011.

Creditor-Focused Corporate Governance: Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan, with Dimitri van Schaik, Jaap Spronk and Onno Steenbeek. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2011.

Angel Agents: What We Can (and Cannot) Learn From Pierre Lefaucheux’s Stewardship of Regie Renault. Academy of Management Perspectives, 2011.

Restructuring and performance among Japanese firms after prudential policy reform, with Dick Beason, Ken Gordon and Akiko Watanabe. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business, 2010.

Quotes or Trades? How Prices Adjust in International Markets, with Aditya Kaul. Journal of Empirical Finance, 2007

Competition and Market Structure of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, with Youngsoo Kim. International Review of Finance, 2007

Did Decimalization Benefit Members of the Toronto Stock Exchange? with Mark Huson and Youngsoo Kim. Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Summer/Autumn 2006

When Labor Has a Voice in Corporate Governance, with Olubunmi Faleye and Randall Morck. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2006

Is Employee Ownership Counterproductive? with Olubunmi Faleye and Randall Morck. Sloan Management Review, Summer 2005 (invited submission)

Do Managers Have Capital Structure Targets? Evidence from Corporate Spinoffs, with Wayne Mikkelson and Megan Partch. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Winter 2005 (invited submission)

The Design of Financial Policies in Corporate Spinoffs, with Wayne Mikkelson and Megan Partch. Review of Financial Studies, 2004

Layoffs, Shareholders’ Wealth, and Corporate Performance, with P. Chen, R. Sivakumar, and W. Yu. Journal of Empirical Finance, 2001

Demand Curves for Stocks Do Slope Down: New Evidence From An Index Weights Adjustment, with Aditya Kaul and Randall Morck, Journal of Finance, April 2000.

Market Reactions to the “Hot Stock” Column of the Financial Post, with Wayne Yu (Queen's University) and Chu Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Canadian Journal of Administrtive Sciences, 1999

Changes in Management Ownership and the Valuation Effects of Equity Offerings, with Marco Bigelli, Randall Morck, and Wayne Yu, Journal of Management and Governance, 1998

Corporate Focus and Value Creation: Evidence from Spinoffs, with Professor Lane Daley and Ranjini Sivakumar, Journal of Financial Economics, 1997

Decimal Quotes, Market Quality, and the Competition for Order Flow, with Mark Huson and Youngsoo Kim, Proceedings of the NYSE Conference on Global Equity Issuance and Trading, 1997

Research - Selected Research-In-Progress

Origins of Japanese Business Groups, with Randall Morck, Jungwook Shim, and Yupana Wiwattanakantang, 2011.

NYSE archival data project, with Randall Morck. This project is a very large undertaking involving price, dividends, and volume series for NYSE listed stocks dating back to 1851. This is a unique data set that is not replicated elsewhere. 

Research - Working Papers

Turn-of-the-Year Stock Returns in the U.S.: Early Evidence, with Aditya Kaul, Randall Morck and Blake Phillips.

Who is the boss? Family control without ownership in public traded Japanese corporations, with M. Bennedsen, J.W. Shim and Y. Wiwattanakantang.

Anatomy of Japanese Stock Returns from 1977-2017, with Yasuhiro Arikawa. Geopolitical Risk and Corporate Investment, with Ruchith Dissanayakea and Sean Wu.

Working Papers