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Ashok Robin, Ph.D.

Professor, Forman Chair for Research

Office Location: LOW-A331

Office Phone: 585-475-5211

Fax: 585-475-6920

Email:
arobin@saunders.rit.edu

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Meet Ashok

Ashok J. Robin is a professor of finance in the College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Robin also serves as a Fellow in the Center for International Business. He completed his Ph.D. in finance with a minor in accounting at SUNY-Buffalo in 1988. Earlier he had earned an MBA in finance at the same school. His undergraduate education is in the area of commerce and accounting, completed at the University of Madras in India. His research interests include corporate governance and international accounting. He has published articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Financial Research and Financial Management. His teaching interests include corporate finance, international finance and financial derivatives. He has served in the finance department at RIT's College of Business since 1989. Prior to this tenure, he taught for two years at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information
Professor Robin is on Sabbatical this Semester and
will not hold any physical office hours.

He can be contacted by email if needed
arobin@saunders.rit.edu



Staff Assistant: Andrea Yancone
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6063
Education
  • Ph.D. in Finance from SUNY Buffalo, 1988
  • M.B.A. in Finance from SUNY Buffalo, 1987
  • B.Com in Commerce and Accounting from Unviersity of Madras (India), 1981
Experience
  • Director, Graduate Finance Programs | Saunders College of Business, RIT | 2012-Present
  • Professor of Finance | College of Business, RIT | 2001-Present
  • Chair, Department of Accounting and Finance | College of Business, Rochester Institute of T | 2002-2004
  • Associate Professor of Finance | College of Business, RIT | 1993-2001
  • Assistant Professor of Finance | College of Business, RIT | 1989-1993
  • Assistant Professor of Finance | School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic | 1987-1989
Research

Journal Articles

  • Adut, D., Holder, A., & Robin, A. (2016). Restructuring Charges and Takeover Likelihood: Evidence from the Pre- and Post-SFAS 146 Eras. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 35 (2), 192-207.
  • Karim, K., Robin, A., & Suh, S. (2015). Board Structure and Audit Committee Monitoring: Effects of Audit Committee Monitoring Incentives and Board Entrenchment on Audit Fees. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance .
  • Robin, A., & Wu, Q. (2015). Firm Growth and the Pricing of Discretionary Accruals. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 45 (3), 561-590.
  • Robin, A., & Zhang, H. (2015). Do Industry-Specialist Auditors influence Stock Price Crash Risk?. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 34 (3), 47-79.
  • Robin, A., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2015). Auditor Quality and Debt Covenants. Contemporary Accounting Research .
  • Holder, A., Karim, K., & Robin, A. (2013). Was Dodd-Frank justified in exempting small firms from Section 404b compliance?. Accounting Horizons, 27 (1), 1-22.
  • Adut, D., Holder, A., & Robin, A. (2013). Predictive versus Opportunistic Earnings Management, Executive Compensation, and Firm Performance. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 32 (3), 126-146.
  • Karim, K., Pinsker, R., & Robin, A. (2013). Firm size and the voluntary disclosure of nonfinancial information by private versus public firm managers. Managerial Auditing Journal, 28 (9), 866-892.
  • Dey, M., & Robin, A. (2012). The Post-SOX Evolution of the Client Portfolio of the Second Tier: A Focus on Restatement and Internal Control Risk. International Journal of Auditing, 16 (3), 308-334.
  • Dey, M., Robin, A., & Tessoni, D. (2012). Advisory Services Rise Again at Large Audit Firms. CPA Journal, 82 (8), 58-67.
  • Dey, M., & Robin, A. (2011). Second-Tier Auditing Firms: Developments & Prospects. CPA Journal , 32-39.
  • Hoi, C., & Robin, A. (2010). Agency Conflicts, Controlling Owner Proximity and Firm Value: An Analysis of Dual-Class firms in the United States. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 18 (2), 124-135.
  • Hoi, C., & Robin, A. (2010). Labor Market Consequences of Accounting Fraud. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 10 (3), 321-333.
  • Hoi, C., Robin, A., & Tessoni, D. (2009). Anatomy of an unusual merger: ABI (2006). Journal of Financial Education , 101 - 121.
  • N'Da, K., Robin, A., & Tribunella, T. (2009). Economic Freedom and the Impact of Technology on Productivity. Journal of Global Information Management, 17 (3), 42 - 58.
  • Ball, R., Sadka, G., & Robin, A. (2008). Is financial reporting shaped by equity markets or by debt markets? An international study of timeliness and conservatism. Review of Accounting Studies, 13 (2 - 3), 168-205.
  • Hoi, C., Robin, A., & Tessoni, D. (2007). Sarbanes-Oxley: Are Audit Committees Up To The Task?. Managerial Auditing Journal, 22 (3), 255 - 267.
  • Hoi, C., & Robin, A. (2004). The design of incentive compensation for directors. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 4 (3), 47-53.
  • Ball, R., Robin, A., & Wu, J. (2003). Incentives vs. Standards: Properties of Accounting Income in Four East Asian Countries. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 36 (1 - 3), 235-270.
  • Hoi, C., Lessard, J., & Robin, A. (2001). CNBC's Squawk Box: Rocket Fuel for Share Prices?. American Business Review , 130 - 136.
  • Robin, A., Gerety, M., & Hoi, C. (2001). Do Shareholders Benefit from the Adoption of Incentive Pay for Directors?. Financial Management, 30 (4), 45-61.
  • Hoi, C., Lessard, J., & Robin, A. (2000). The Effect of State Anti-takeover Laws on Board Composition. American Business Review , 9 - 18.
  • Ball, R., Robin, A., & Wu, J. (2000). Accounting Standards, the Institutional Environment and Issuer Incentives: Effect on Accounting Conservatism in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, 7 (2), 71 - 96.
  • Ball, R., Kothari, S., & Robin, A. (2000). The Effect of Institutional Factors on Properties of Accounting Earnings. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 29 (29), 1.
  • Robin, A. (1998). Dividend Omissions:Rationale and Market Impact. American Business Review, 16 (2), 1 - 8.
  • Helmuth, J., & Robin, A. (1998). Trading Volume on Earnings and Dividends Announcements: Implications for the Market Model. Review of Financial Economics , 183.
  • Helmuth, J., Robin, A., & Zdanowicz, J. (1994). The Adjustment of Stock Prices to Wall Street Journal Corrections. Review of Financial Economics, 4 (1), 69 -77.
  • Robin, A. (1993). On Improving the Performance of the Market Model. Journal of Financial Research, 16 (4), 367.
  • Lessard, J., & Robin, A. (1991). Acquisition of U.S. Firms by International Firms: Wealth Effects. American Business Review .
  • Robin, A. (1991). The Impact of the 1986 Tax Reform Act on Ex-Day Returns. Financial Management, 20 (1), 60-70.
  • Godenberg, D., & Robin, A. (1991). The Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Cost-of-Capital Estimation: The Case of Electric Utilities. Journal of Financial Research, 14 (3), 181 - 196.
  • Robin, A., & Shukla, R. (1991). The magnitude of pricing errors in the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. Journal of Financial Research, 14 (1), 65-82.

Proceedings

  • Robin, A., N'Da, K., & Tribunella, T. (2007). Does Economic Freedom Enhance the Impact of Technology on Global Productivity?. IRMA Vancouver 2007.
  • Robin, A., Hoi, C., Karim, K., & Lacina, M. (2002). Incentive Vs Entrenchment: The Case of Founder CEO Succession. European Accounting Association Annual Conference.

Books

  • Robin, A. (2010). International Corporate Finance (pp. ). McGraw Hill.

Book Chapters

  • Robin, A., & Tribunella, T. (2011). Economic Freedom and the Impact of Technology on Productivity. Intl Ent & Global Info Technologies (pp. ). IGI Global.
  • Robin, A., N'Da, K., & Tribunella, T. (2011). Economic Freedom and the Impact of Technology on Productivity. International Enterprises and Global Information Technologies: Advancing Management Practices (pp. ). IGI Global.
  • Robin, A., & Wollan, P. (2010). Venture Capital and Financing Strategies, in Handbook of Technology Mangement, edited by Hossein Bidgoli. The Handbook of Technology Management: Core Concepts, Financial Tools and Techniques, Operations and Innovation Management, Vol. 1 / Edition 1 by Hossein Bidgoli (pp. ). .
  • Robin, A. (2010). Principles of Hedging, in Handbook of Technology Management, edited by Hossein Bidgoli. The Handbook of Technology Management, Volume 1: Core Concepts, Financial Tools and Techniques, Operations and Innovation Management Hossein Bidgoli -Part 2 (pp. ). Wiley.
  • Robin, A., Boehner, R., & Evans, W. (2010). Handbook of Technology Management-Mergers and Acquisitions, edited by Hossein Bidgoli. The Handbook of Technology Management, Volume 1: Core Concepts, Financial Tools and Techniques, Operations and Innovation Management (pp. ). Wiley.
  • Robin, A., Ball, R., & Wu, J. (2001). Accounting Standards in China. Need title of the book, newsletter or source (pp. ). .

Presentations

  • Robin, A., Hoi, C., & Tessoni, D. (2007). Sarbanes-Oxley: Are audit committees up to the task?. SFA.
  • Robin, A., & Hoi, C. (2007). An empirical analysis of the design of incentive compensation for directors: why use bonus-like contracts?. SFA.
  • Robin, A., Ball, R., & Sadka, G. (2007). Is financial reported shaped by equity markets or by debt markets? An International study of timeliness and conservatism. RAST.
  • Robin, A., & Hoi, C. (2005). Opportunity and Incentive: Impact of Controller-Owners in US firms with Unequal Voting. FMA-European.
  • Robin, A., Ball, R., & Sadka, G. (2005). Is Accounting Conservatism Due to Debt or Share Markets? A Test of "Contracting versus "Value Relevance" Theories of Accounting". JAR/LBS.
  • Robin, A. (2002). Corporate Governance and Consequences of Adopting Director Incentive Plans. Southern Finance Association.
  • Robin, A., Ball, R., & Wu, . (2002). Incentives vs. Standards: Properties of Accounting Income in Four East Asian Countries. JAE.
  • Robin, A., Ball, R., & Wu, . (2001). Incentives vs. Standards: Properties of Accounting Income in Four East Asian Countries. AAA.
  • Robin, A., Hoi, C., & Lessard, J. (2000). CNBC’s Squawk Box: Rocket Fuel for Share Prices?. Mid-West Finance Association.
  • Robin, A., & Hoi, C. (1999). Incentive Versus Entrenchment: The Case of Founder CEO Succession. Financial Management Assn.