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 kj1@stern.nyu.edu
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Kose John is the Charles William Gerstenberg Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Florida. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Institut D'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO). He has won several awards including the Batterymarch Fellowship in 1983 and the Jensen Prize for the Best Paper published in 2000 in the Journal of Financial Economics. He is on the Nominating Committee for the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2017. He is the author of two books (on futures markets and dividend policy) and the editor of 23 books and special issues of finance journals, on topics such as financial stability, financial distress, and valuation of distressed securities, corporate governance, and investments innovations in finance. He has published over 103 research articles in the major finance and economics journals. His recent research focuses on banking, financial crisis, corporate governance, top-management compensation, and financial distress, valuation of distressed claims, and comparative bankruptcy and governance systems. He has completed 57 Working Papers in addition to his published work. He serves as the President of the Financial Management Association International. He also serves as the Program Chair of the Association of Financial Economists. He has been a mentor and advisor to a large number (90) of doctoral students who are finance professors and finance practitioners all over the world.

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