Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara

Assistant Professor of Finance

E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University

Phone: 832-807-5534 | Email: dratnadiwakara2@lsu.edu




Education: PhD in Finance (2019) , Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Household Finance, Real Estate, and Economics of Climate Change

Working Papers

Collateral Value and Strategic Default: Evidence from Auto Loans

- AFA Ph.D. Poster Session 2019, AEA 2019 (Poster Session), FMA Doctoral Student Consortium 2018, MFA 2019, FMA 2019- Top 10 Sessions Paper and Semifinalist for best paper in the financial institutions category at the 2019 FMA meeting

Do sunk costs affect prices in the housing market? (with Vijay Yerramilli)

- SFS Cavalcade 2019, AREUEA 2019 Annual Meetings, MFA 2018 Annual Meeting, FMA 2018 Annual Meeting

Interest Rate, Consumption, and Default: Evidence from Small Changes in the National Mortgage Rate (with Don Carmichael and Kevin Roshak)

- Boulder Summer Conference 2018 (Poster Session), FMA 2017, IBEFA Summer Meeting 2017- Semifinalist for best paper in the financial institutions category at the 2017 FMA meeting

Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance (with Buvaneshwaran Venugopal)

- CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2019, MFA 2020, UAB Personal Finance Symposium 2020

Teaching

Financial Analytics (FIN 4820)

- In class concept questions