Rachita Gullapalli
Financial Economist
Office of Corporate Finance

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of California - Berkeley, 2012
  • M.S. Applied Economics and Finance, University of California - Santa Cruz, 2001
  • M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (India), 1995
  • B.S. Business Studies, University of Delhi (India), 1993

Fields of Interest

  • International financial markets
  • Financing policy and capital structure
  • Financial crises
Financial Economist
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2012–present
Senior Associate
MRW & Associates Inc.
2001–2005
  • Barry Eichengreen, Rachita Gullapalli and Ugo Panizza, Capital Account Liberalization, Financial Development and Industry Growth: A Synthetic View, 2011, Journal of International Money and Finance 60, 1090-1106.
  • Rachita Gullapalli, Foreign Capital and Firm Financial Constraints — Evidence from Two Systemic Liquidity Crises
  • Rachita Gullapalli, Do Foreign Equity and Debt Capital Raisings Help in Bad Times: Evidence from the Asian Financial Crisis.
  • Rachita Gullapalli, Does Foreign Portfolio Investment Hurt Firms During a Foreign Liquidity Crunch? Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis.

Conference Activities

Paper presentation, 2013 European Financial Association Conference
Paper presentation, 2013 Indian School of Business Summer Research Conference
Paper presentation, 2013 George Mason University Forum on Crisis, Capital Flows and Debt Management