Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Finance
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
Anil K. Makhija holds the Dean’s Distinguished Professorship in Finance at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. Past positions include chairing Fisher’s Department of Finance, serving as an associate dean, and holding the David A. Rismiller Professorship in Finance. Makhija’s research and teaching interests in the field of corporate finance focus on issues relating to capital structure, corporate governance, and utilities. His current research topics include the relationship between the personal leverage of CEOs and corporate leverage, how CEO age affects corporate investment policy, why some CEOs work for a one-dollar salary, and the relation between non-debt tax shields and firm leverage. Makhija has served on several editorial boards. His work has appeared in major academic journals, and he is currently co-editing Advances in Financial Economics with Professor John Kose (NYU). Makhija received his PhD in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from Tulane University (Dean’s List, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society), and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (Dean’s List).