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Prof. Sidharth Sinha

Finance and Accounting


Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley) PGDM (IIM, Ahmedabad). Specialization in corporate finance and risk management.

Academic Affiliation

  • Taught at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Professional Affiliation





Area of Research:

  • Corporate Finance and Risk Management 
  • Restructuring and Regulation of telecommunications 
  • Power sectors in India

Current Research:

  • Corporate Finance and Risk Management 
  • Restructuring and Regulation of telecommunications 
  • Power sectors in India


1.Finance Publications:
  • "Agriculture Insurance in India: Scope for Particpation by Private Insurers", Economic and Political Weekly, June 19, 2004
  • "Appropriate Return to Equity in Private Power Projects: Case of the Enron Project", Vikalpa, Vol. 22, no. 2, April-June, 1997.
  • "The Risks of Financing Telecom Projects in India", Vikalpa, vol. 22, No. 3, July-September 1997, pp 55-63.
  • "BIFFEX Freight Futures: Analysis of a contract on a service", Research Symposium Proceedings, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium, Singapore-February 1996, Chicago Board of Trade.
  • "Return to equity, Financial Structure, and Risk Contracting in Infrastructure Projects". Vikalpa, vol. 20, no. 4, October-December 1995.
  • "High Price Earnings Ratio of the Indian Stock Market and Investment by Foreign Financial Institutions". Economic and Political Weekly, May 28 1994.
  • "Financial Structure of Foreign Controlled Companies in India", Indian Journal Of Finance and Research, January 1994.
  • "The Badla Market and Futures and Options" The Review of Futures Markets, vol. 13, no. 4, 1994. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, February 1994, Chicago Board of Trade.
  • "Management Resistance to Takeover Bids and Shareholders Response". The Financial Review, August 1992.
  • "Share Repurchase as a Takeover Defense", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, June 1991.
  • "Arvind Mills: Financial restructuring"
  • "BHP Limited: Risk Management Strategy" (Risk Management)
  • "BPL Cellular Holdings: American Depositary Shares". (Financing Telecom Project)
  • "Dabhol Power Company". (Financing Power project)
  • "MP Tolls Limited: Rao-Pithampur project". (Financing Toll Road project)
  • "Foresight Limited, London". (Project finance)
  • "Great Eastern Shipping Company". (Dividend Policy)
  • "Essar Gujarat Limited". (Euroconvertible offering)
  • "India Auto Finance Limited". (Hire-purchase pricing)
2.Telecommunications Publications:
  • "Spectrum Allocations in India", in India Infrastructure Report 2002, 3iNetwork.
  • "Regulation of Tariffs and Interconnection: case studies", in India Infrastructure Report 2001, 3iNetwork.
  • "TP Case Study: fixed-mobile interconnection in India", Telecommunication Policy, vol. 25 (2001), pp. 21-38. (Jointly with Lara Srivastava, ITU, Geneva)
  • "Price Regulation of Telecommunication services: TRAI's First Tariff Order", Vikalpa, January–March 2000
  • "Response on TRAI Consultation Paper On Growth of Telecom Services in Rural India October 27, 2004"
  • "Local Loop Unbundling for Broadband competition: Response to the TRAI Consultation Paper on Accelerating Growth of Internet and Broadband Penetration, November 28, 2003"
  • "Strengthening Participation by Developing Countries in International ICT Decision-Making: India Case Study", CTO Panos study
  • "Competition Policy in Telecommunications: Case study of India", prepared for the ITU, Geneva
  • "Fixed Mobile interconnection: Case study of India", Prepared jointly with Lara Srivastava for ITU, Geneva
  • "The Changing International telecommunications environment: Case study of India", prepared jointly with Phillips Tarifica, London for ITU, Geneva.
  • "The implications of FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on International Settlement Rates for India", prepared for the Telecom Commission, India.
3. Power Publications:
  • "Management of Power Supply to Agriculture", India Infrastructure Report, 2004, 3iNetwork
  • "Transition Plans for Power Sector Privatization: The Case of Delhi and Karnataka", India Infrastructure Report, 2003, 3iNetwork
  • "Orissa Power Sector Reforms: Getting Back on Track", India Infrastructure Report, 2002, 3iNetwork



  • "Orissa power sector reform: analysis and recommendations" Prepared for Power Finance Corporation.
  • "Review of Orissa Power Sector Reforms", member of committee set up by the government of Orissa.




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