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Prem Jain

author Image Prem C. Jain is the McDonough Professor of Accounting and Finance at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, in Washington D.C..


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Area of Expertise: accounting and stock prices, market efficiency, Warren Buffett-style investing

Web page: http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/pcj3/

Books:Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010)

Topics Presented in Speeches: Warren Buffett as a value plus growth investor; accounting and stock market returns

Email: pcj3@georgetown.edu

Biography:
Prem C. Jain, Ph.D., CPA, began his academic career in 1984 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a move in 1991 to the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans. In 2002, he accepted his current position as the McDonough Professor of Accounting and Finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

In addition to his full-time academic positions, Dr. Jain has taught at Monterrey Tech in Mexico and at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, and he was a visiting scholar for two summers at INSEAD (a graduate business school) in France. He has taught graduate-level courses in corporate finance, investments, international finance, and financial statement analysis. He has also worked as a financial economist for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington, D.C.

Over his 25-year academic career, Jain has traveled across the globe to present his research at various conferences and universities. He has published extensively in the most prestigious finance and accounting journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research. His work includes several scholarly articles analyzing stock market and stock futures data. He has also been referenced in The Wall Street Journal and other news media. His research subjects include stock splits, spin-offs, mutual fund advertising, performance of Wall Street superstars, and market efficiency.

Jain is the author of “Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). He frequently has taken students and faculty members to Berkshire’s annual shareholders’ meetings, and he hosted Warren Buffett for a visit to speak to students at Georgetown University. His consulting activities involve investing in common stocks.

Jain received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India and worked as an engineer for two years at Hindustan Motors, an Indian car manufacturing company. Subsequently, he received an MBA (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked for two years as a financial analyst for Novartis. He received a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester, a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and his CPA license from the State of Florida.

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  1. Stock Strategies »

    Is the Stock Market Efficient?

    Warren Buffet does not say beating the market is easy, but his writings have provided tips for achieving above-average returns.

    November 2010 | Journal