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Prashant Joshi Department of Management, Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat

Dr Prashant Joshi is presently working as Professor and Head, Department of Management, Uka Tarsadia University, Gujarat (India). He is also the Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management in his University. He studied Big Data and Analytics course at the University of Essex. He worked as a faculty member at Department of International Finance, I-Shou University, Taiwan, where he received Best Professor Appreciation Award. He also worked as a visiting professor at Cape Breton University, Canada. He has also made academic visits to Germany, France, Switzerland, Brussels and Luxemburg. He has more than 19 years of experience in industry, teaching and research. Dr Joshi teaches courses on statistics and econometrics time series analysis, research methodology, investment analysis and portfolio management in India and abroad. He is proficient in use of RATS, EViews, SPSS, SAS, R, Python, G@RCH, Tableau and STATA.

Dr Joshi successfully completed a course offered by IMF on Macroeconometric Forecasting. Besides, he has also completed a course on Python for Finance: Investment Fundamentals and Data Analytics by Udemi. He has an exposure in handling Volatility Modelling, VAR, Bayesian Analysis and Regime Switching using RATS. Dr Joshi has published 5 international books in the subject of data analysis, financial econometrics and statistics and written more than 48 research papers in the national and international journals. His research paper on behavioral biases in IPO market won Best Research Paper award in a national conference. He has undertaken useful minor and major research projects. One of his projects was funded by the National Stock Exchange of India to study Market Integration and Efficiency of Indian Stock Markets: A Study of NSE. He has delivered lectures in refresher courses, training programmes, national and international level workshops with participants from India and abroad. He has been associated with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India for the last 7 years and delivering special lectures on Financial Analytics and Econometrics in the training programme organized under the International Technical and Economic Co-operation by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Besides, he has organized a number of training programmes, workshops, national-level conference, and seminars. Apart from academics, he enjoys travelling and playing various sports.