Chandra Thapa

Senior Lecturer

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • PhD, Cranfield School of Management
  • MRes, Cranfield School of Management
  • MBA (International Banking and Finance, with Distinction), Birmingham Business School



Personal Statement

After completing PhD from Cranfield School of Management, my first academic position was with University of Stirling where I spent two years as Lecture in Finance. I joined Strathclyde Business School in July 2012 and currently work as Senior Lecture in Finance. My research interest covers issues in global portfolio investments and emerging markets finance, particularly firm level corporate finance topics. I have published (or accepted for publication) in internationally recognised journals such as Journl of Corporate FinanceJournal of Banking and Finance (JBF), Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM), International Review of Financial Analysis, European Journal of Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of Multinational Financial Management (JMFM). I have also acted as referee for different journals - JBF, JIFMIM, European Journal of Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Economic Modelling, JMFM, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.


I have successfully supervised two PhD candidates and currently act as one of the two joint supervisors of three PhD candidates. Currently I assume the role of Honours Course Director for Finance Subject and PhD Admission Co-ordinator.



Teaching Interests

Interests and Experience (2009 – 2017, undergraduate and postgraduate):

  • International Financial Management      
  • Treasury Management and International Finance
  • Derivatives and Treasury Management
  • International Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance 


Institutions Taught:

  • University of Strathclyde, UK
  • University of Stirling, UK
  • Skema Business School, France
  • Cranfield University, UK


Teaching Excellence Award, Short Listing and Nominations:

  1.  Awarded: Stirling University 2011 RATE (Recognising Achievement in Teaching Excellence) Award
  2. Short listed: 2016 Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) – University of Strathclyde: Best in Faculty - Business
  3. Nominations:

              RATE 2011 (Stirling University): Most Inspiring Tutor

              RATE 2012 (Stirling University): Excellence in Teaching in the School of Management

              RATE 2012 (Stirling University):  Most Inspiring Tutor

              TEA   2015 (University of Strathclyde: Most Enthusiastic Teacher

              TEA 2016 (University of Strathclyde): Most Enthusiastic Teacher

      TEA 2017 (Universit of Strathclyde): Most Supporting Teacher



External Examiner:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Abertay University
  • Universit of Sunderland



  1. Biases in international portfolio allocation and investor protection standards

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  2. Do investors flip less in bookbuilding than in auction IPOs?

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  3. Cost of sovereign debt and foreign bias in bond allocations

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