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An Assistant Professor at IFMR GSB, Prof Lakshmi’s research interests include Asset pricing, volatility estimation, risk management, corporate governance and firm valuation. At IFMR, she handles subjects like Foundations of Finance, Corporate Finance etc., and has conducted lectures in accounting and derivatives and risk management.

Prof Lakshmi has a Masters in Commerce (Finance) and Bachelors in Commerce (Taxation Law & Practice) from the University of Kerala, and a PGDBA with finance as specialization from Symbiosis Institute, Pune. She was awarded Ph.D. in Finance in 2018, for her dissertation on Asset Pricing and Volatility Estimation.

Recent Research Publications

  1. Padmakumari, L., & Maheswaran, S (2019), Covariance Estimation using High- Low Prices with Implications for Futures vs Spot Volatility, Finance India, (Forthcoming).
  2. Padmakumari, L., & Maheswaran, S (2018), Covariance Estimation using Random Permutations. International Journal of Financial Engineering, 5(1), 1-21.
  3. Padmakumari, L., & Maheswaran, S (2017), `A New Statistic to Capture the Level Dependence in Stock Price Volatility, Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance, 65, 355-362.
  4. Gangadharan, R. S., & Padmakumari, L (2016), Impact of Domestic Public Debt on Economic Growth - An Empirical Study in the Indian Context, Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 6(4), 101-116.
  5. Padmakumari, L., & Maheswaran, S (2016), A Regression-Based Approach to Capturing the Level Dependence in the Volatility of Stock Returns, Asian Economic and Financial Review, 6(12), 706-718.
  6. Padmakumari, L (2016), Feasibility Study of Credit Risk Rating Systems in Banks, Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 6(12), 294-206.


Other Professional Information

Newspaper article: Padmakumari, L., (2019), Connecting the dots, Orissa Post Daily, 21st Jan. p.14