Dr Akanksha JALAN

Associate Professor

Department : Finance and Accounting

Nationalities :

Teaching

  • Management Accounting and Decision Making
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance
  • External Auditing

Qualifications

  • PhD, Finance and Control, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (2014)
  • Chartered Accountancy, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (2009)
  • M.Com, Kanpur University (2009)
  • B.Com, Kanpur University (2007)

Work Experience

Academic

  • Programme Director, MSc in International Accounting, Management Control and Auditing, Rennes School of Business (January 2019 – Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Finance and Accounting Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September 2017 – Present)

Other Academic role

  • Research Associate and Manager, Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management (CCMRM), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (June 2015 – August 2017)
  • Adjunct faculty for Management Accounting at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (January- February 2017)
  • Adjunct faculty for Principles of Accounting (MBA) and Management Accounting and Decision Making (Executive MBA) at Woxsen School of Business (October – December 2015)
  • Taught preparatory courses in Financial Reporting and Analysis for Executive MBA (February – March 2016, 2017) and Introduction to Financial Accounting for MBA (May – June 2015)
  • Taught Introduction to Accounting Standards to Chartered Accountancy students (February – March 2010)

Research interests

  • Financial reporting and quality
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate misbehaviour, particularly corporate tax aggressiveness

Honours and awards

  • Paper titled ‘Women on Audit Committees and the relationship between Related Party Transactions and Earnings Management: Evidence from India’ selected for funding under the NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance initiative in 2016.
  • Paper titled ‘Debt, Bankruptcy Risk, and Corporate Tax Sheltering’ accepted under the Commissioned Research Initiative of the National Stock Exchange in 2014.
  • Secured All India 21st Rank in Chartered Accountancy Final examinations held in June 2009.
  • Awarded two gold medals for securing highest marks in M.Com examinations held by Kanpur University in March 2009.

Intellectual contributions

Refereed articles – Discipline-Based Scholarship

  • Larisa Yarovaya, Roman Matkovsky, Akanksha Jalan (2022) The COVID-19 black swan crisis: Reaction and recovery of various financial markets. Research in International Business and Finance, Volume 59, 2022, 101521
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A., Dowling, M., Bouraoui, T. (2021) From bottom ten to top ten: the role of cryptocurrencies in enhancing portfolio return of poorly performing stocks. Finance Research Letters, Volume 38, January 2021, 101405
  • Matkovskyy Roman and Jalan Akanksha (2020) Can Bitcoin be an inflation hedge?  Evidence from a quantile-on-quantile model. Revue Economique (Economic Review), Volume 2021/07, pp. 1021-1041
  • Jalan, A., Matkovskyy, R., Aziz, S.. (2021) The Bitcoin options market: A first look at pricing and risk. Applied Economics, Volume 53, Issue 17, pp. 2026-2041
  • Jalan, A., Matkovskyy, R., Urquhart, A. (2021) What effect did the introduction of Bitcoin futures have on the Bitcoin spot market? The European Journal of Finance, Volume 27 issue 13, pp. 1251-1281
  • Yarovaya, L., Matkovskyy Roman, Jalan Akanksha (2021). The effects of a “black swan” event (COVID-19) on herding behavior in cryptocurrency markets. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 75, 101321
  • Jalan, A., Matkovskyy, R., Poti, V., 2021, Shall the winning last? A study of recent bubbles and persistence. Finance Research Letters  102162 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2021.102162 
  • Akanksha Jalan, Roman Matkovskyy, Larisa Yarovaya (2021) “Shiny” crypto assets: A systemic look at gold-backed cryptocurrencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Review of Financial Analysis, Volume 78, Nov 2021, 101958
  • Aziz, S., Jalan, A., Matkovskyy, R. and Bouraoui, T. (2021) Does Shariah compliance affect investor behaviour in the COVID-19 times: Evidence from herding in the global energy market. Applied Economics https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2021.1999384
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A., Dowling, M. (2020) Effects of economic policy uncertainty shocks on the interdependence between Bitcoin and traditional financial markets. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 77, 150-155.
  • Akanksha Jalan, S.G. Badrinath and Bakr Al-Gamrh (2020) Women on audit committees and the relationship between related party transactions and earnings management. Strategic Change, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp.389–406
  • Bakr Al-Gamrh; Redhwan Al-Dhamari; Akanksha Jalan; Asghar Ashfar Jahanshahi (2020) The impact of board independence and foreign ownership on financial and social performance of firms: Evidence from the UAE. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 201-229.
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A. (2019) From financial markets to Bitcoin markets: A fresh look at the contagion effect. Finance Research Letters, Vol. 31 (2019), pp. 93-97
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A., Dowling, M. (2020) Effects of economic policy uncertainty shocks on the interdependence between Bitcoin and traditional financial markets. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2020.02.004Refereed proceedings – Discipline-Based Scholarship
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A., Dowling, M., Bouraoui, T. (2019) From bottom ten to top ten: the role of cryptocurrencies in enhancing portfolio return of poorly performing stocks. Finance Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2019.101405
  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A. (2019) From financial markets to Bitcoin markets: A fresh look at the contagion effect. Finance Research Letters, Vol. 31 (2019), pp. 93-97
  • Matkovskyy, Roman and Jalan, Akanksha (2019). From Financial Markets to Bitcoin Markets: A Fresh Look at the Contagion Effect. Finance Research Letters
  • Jalan A. and Vaidyanathan R., 2017 “Tax Havens: Conduits for Corporate Tax Malfeasance”, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 25 (1)

Refereed Proceedings Discipline-Based Scholarship

  • Tax Havens: Conduits for Corporate Tax Malfeasance, with Prof. R. Vaidyanathan, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
    – Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) at Bangalore in June, 2015
    – Presented at the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (New York), July 2013 (by co-author)

Presentations of Refereed Papers

International

  • Matkovskyy, R., Jalan, A. Effects of economic policy uncertainty shocks on the interdependence between cryptocurrency and traditional financial markets. In: Cryptocurrency Research Conference, Southampton, United Kingdom, June 2019
  • Jalan, Akanksha, Jayant R. Kale, Costanza Meneghetti. Debt, Bankruptcy Risk, and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness. In: 7th Spring Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Chania, Greece, April 2019