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Sinha Sidharth

Name Sinha Sidharth
Area Finance and Accounting (F&A)
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Research and Publications             EEP courses              Cases

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley) PGDM (IIM, Ahmedabad). Specialization in corporate finance and risk management.

Academic Affiliation

Taught at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Professional Affiliation


Area Of Research

Corporate Finance and Risk Management Restructuring and Regulation of telecommunications and power sectors in India

Current Research

Corporate Finance and Risk Management Restructuring and Regulation of telecommunications and power sectors in India.

Publications/ Articles/ Cases


1. Finance Publications

  • “Agriculture Insurance in India: Scope for Particpation by Private Insurers”, Economic and Political Weekly, June 19, 2004
  • "Appropriate Return to Equity in Private Power Projects: Case of the Enron Project", Vikalpa, Vol. 22, no. 2, April-June, 1997.
  • "The Risks of Financing Telecom Projects in India", Vikalpa, vol. 22, No. 3, July-September 1997, pp 55-63.
  • "BIFFEX Freight Futures: Analysis of a contract on a service", Research Symposium Proceedings, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium, Singapore-February 1996, Chicago Board of Trade.
  • "Return to equity, Financial Structure, and Risk Contracting in Infrastructure Projects". Vikalpa, vol. 20, no. 4, October-December 1995.
  • "High Price Earnings Ratio of the Indian Stock Market and Investment by Foreign Financial Institutions". Economic and Political Weekly, May 28 1994.
  • "Financial Structure of Foreign Controlled Companies in India", Indian Journal Of Finance and Research, January 1994.
  • "The Badla Market and Futures and Options" The Review of Futures Markets, vol. 13, no. 4, 1994. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, February 1994, Chicago Board of Trade.
  • "Management Resistance to Takeover Bids and Shareholders Response". The Financial Review, August 1992.
  • "Share Repurchase as a Takeover Defense", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, June 1991.


  • “Arvind Mills: Financial restructuring”
  • "BHP Limited: Risk Management Strategy" (Risk Management)
  • "BPL Cellular Holdings: American Depositary Shares". (Financing Telecom Project)
  • "Dabhol Power Company". (Financing Power project)
  • "MP Tolls Limited: Rao-Pithampur project". (Financing Toll Road project)
  • "Foresight Limited, London". (Project finance)
  • "Great Eastern Shipping Company". (Dividend Policy)
  • "Essar Gujarat Limited". (Euroconvertible offering)
  • "India Auto Finance Limited". (Hire-purchase pricing)

2. Telecommunications Publications:

  • "Spectrum Allocations in India", in India Infrastructure Report 2002, 3iNetwork.
  • "Regulation of Tariffs and Interconnection: case studies", in India Infrastructure Report 2001, 3iNetwork.
  • “TP Case Study: fixed-mobile interconnection in India”, Telecommunication Policy, vol. 25 (2001), pp. 21-38. (Jointly with Lara Srivastava, ITU, Geneva)
  • “Price Regulation of Telecommunication services: TRAI’s First Tariff Order”, Vikalpa, January–March 2000


  • “Response on TRAI Consultation Paper On Growth of Telecom Services in Rural India October 27, 2004”
  • “Local Loop Unbundling for Broadband competition: Response to the TRAI Consultation Paper on Accelerating Growth of Internet and Broadband Penetration, November 28, 2003”
  • “Strengthening Participation by Developing Countries in International ICT Decision-Making: India Case Study”, CTO Panos study
  • "Competition Policy in Telecommunications: Case study of India", prepared for the ITU, Geneva
  • “Fixed Mobile interconnection: Case study of India”, Prepared jointly with Lara Srivastava for ITU, Geneva
  • “The Changing International telecommunications environment: Case study of India”, prepared jointly with Phillips Tarifica, London for ITU, Geneva.
  • “The implications of FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on International Settlement Rates for India”, prepared for the Telecom Commission, India.

3. Power Publications

  • “Management of Power Supply to Agriculture”, India Infrastructure Report, 2004, 3iNetwork
  • "Transition Plans for Power Sector Privatization: The Case of Delhi and Karnataka", India Infrastructure Report, 2003, 3iNetwork
  • "Orissa Power Sector Reforms: Getting Back on Track", India Infrastructure Report, 2002, 3iNetwork


  • “Orissa power sector reform: analysis and recommendations” Prepared for Power Finance Corporation.
  • "Review of Orissa Power Sector Reforms", member of committee set up by the government of Orissa.