Lalitha Naveen

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Lalitha Naveen

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Finance

      • Associate Professor

      • Cochran Senior Research Fellow


Dr. Lalitha Naveen is Associate Professor of Finance at Temple University. She has degrees in Chemical Engineering and MBA, and a PhD in Finance from Arizona State University. Her field of expertise is empirical corporate finance. Her primary research focus is in the areas of corporate board structure and executive compensation.

Specifically, Dr. Naveen’s research investigates the factors that determine the particular corporate governance mechanisms adopted by firms and how these mechanisms, in turn, affect firm policies and firm value. Her research papers have received Best Paper Awards and have been published in top finance and accounting journals including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Accounting and Economics. She has taught in the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral programs and has received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award as well as the Temple University Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of her teaching excellence. She has previously taught at Purdue University and Georgia State University. She has presented or discussed papers at various conferences and academic venues including the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, New York University, Columbia University, and the S.E.C. Before doing her PhD, Dr. Naveen worked for four years in the financial services industry primarily in credit analysis and equity analysis.

Courses Taught




FIN 3901

Honors Financial Management


FIN 5001

Financial Analysis and Strategy


Selected Publications


  • Knyazeva, A., Knyazeva, D., & Naveen, L. (2021). Diversity on Corporate Boards. Annual Review of Financial Economics, 13, 301-320. doi: 10.1146/annurev-financial-101520-065559.

  • Daniel, N.D., Li, Y., & Naveen, L. (2020). Symmetry in Pay for Luck. The Review of Financial Studies, 33(7), 3174-3204. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/rfs/hhz057.