Shreesh Deshpande

Shreesh Deshpande
Phone: (619) 260-4863
Office: Olin Hall 317

Chair, Finance and Real Estate, Professor of Finance

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Finance
  • MBA, Clarkson University
  • BEngg, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Mechanical Engineering

Shreesh Deshpande taught at Concordia University (Montreal) and at Clarkson prior to joining the University of San Diego School of Business in 1988. His primary teaching interests are in corporate finance and investments in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. His international experience includes teaching in Canada, India and Jamaica. Deshpande has published in the areas of corporate finance, derivatives and international finance. He was a co-recipient of a competitive research grant from SSHRC Canada. He is on the board of directors of the Financial Executives Institute (San Diego) and is the faculty advisor for the Friday Speaker Series sponsored by the USD Graduate Business Student Association.

Areas of Expertise

corporate finance, financial strategy, valuation


  • Faculty Research Award, 2015
  • SIBC Professor of the Year, 2005
  • Graduate Business Professor of the Year, 2000
  • Graduate Business Professor of the Year, 1999
  • Graduate Business Professor Who Taught You the Most, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Dalton, T., Deshpande, S. (2011) Quantifying the choice between a Roth and traditional IRA, Practical Tax Strategies, 87(3), 112:119.
  • Deshpande, S., Svetina, M., Zhu, P. (2016) Impact of European Commission regulation on US domestic M & A's, Journal of Multinational Financial Management (lead article), 36, 1-15.
  • Deshpande, S., Svetina, M. (2014) Negative Earnings Surprises: When is the Glass Half-Full?, Managerial Finance , 40(8), 804 - 820.
  • Deshpande, S., Jog, V. (2014) Non-public contracts, Cash flows and Firm value, Review of Accounting and Finance , 13(3), 274-290.
  • Deshpande, S., Svetina, M., Zhu, P. (2012) Analyst Coverage of Acquiring Firms and Value Creation in Cross-Border Acquisitions, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 22(5), 212-229.