Amit Bubna is Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland, College Park. He obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata, and Cambridge University, U.K, and graduated from Stanford University, U.S., with a Ph.D in Economics. He has taught economics and finance courses at a number of institutions, including the Indian School of Business (ISB), the Wharton School and the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include venture capital and entrepreneurship, microfinance, IPOs, consumer credit card and digital technology. His research has been published in top-tier journals, such as the Journal of Financial Intermediation and Review of Finance. Prior to academia, he was a Senior Managing Economist at LECG, Inc, a leading economic consulting services firm that provides complex economic and financial analysis. In his consulting capacity at LECG, he worked on a number of projects, including telecom spectrum auctions, anti-trust matters, copyright infringement and damages in litigation.