Rajkamal Iyer

Associate Professor of Finance

Biography | Selected Publications

"Screening Peers Softly: Inferring the Quality of Small Borrowers." Iyer, Rajkamal J., Asim Khwaja, Erzo Luttmer and Kelly Shue. Forthcoming.

"Ex-post (in)efficient renegotiation and Breakdown of Trade." Iyer, Rajkamal J. and Antoinette Schoar. American Economic Review Vol. 105, No. 5 (2015): 291-294.


"Financial Accelerator at Work: Evidence from Corn Fields." Bergman, Nittai K., Rajkamal J. Iyer and Richard T. Thakor, Working Paper. April 2015.

"Interbank Liquidity Crunch and the Firm Credit Crunch: Evidence from the 2007-2009 Crisis." Iyer, Rajkamal J., José-Luis Peydró, Samuel da-Rocha-Lopes and Antoinette Schoar. Review of Financial Studies Vol. 27, No. 1 (2014): 347-372.


"Understanding Bank Runs: The Importance of Depositor-Bank Relationships and Networks." Iyer, Rajkamal J. and Manju Puri. American Economic Review Vol. 102, No. 4 (2012): 1414-1445.  (2012)

"Interbank Contagion at Work: Evidence from a Natural Experiment." Iyer, Rajkamal J. and Jose-Luis Peydró. Review of Financial Studies Vol. 24, No. 4 (2011): 1337-1377.  (2011)

"Incomplete Contracting: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Iyer, Rajkamal J. and Antoinetter Schoar, Working Paper. December 2010.

"The Role of Culture in Financial Negotiations: Evidence from an Audit Study." Rajkamal J. Iyer and Antoinette Schoar. In International Differences in Entrepreneurship, edited by Josh Lerner and Antoinette Schoar. Chicago, IL: May 2010.

"Screening in New Credit Markets: Can Individual Lenders Infer Borrower Creditworthiness in Peer-to-Peer Lending." Iyer, Rajkamal J., Asim Khwaja, Erzo Luttmer and Kelly Shue, Working Paper. August 2009.

"Regulation of Cooperative Banks in India." Iyer, Rajkamal J. Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 40, No. 50 (2005): 5224-5225.  (2005)


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General Expertise
Banking operations and policy; Emerging markets; India