Dr. Mahendrarajah Nimalendran (Nimal) is the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Chair and Professor of Finance at the Warrington College Business Administration, University of Florida. Nimal has taught at University of Florida since 1990, and he was a visiting Academic Fellow at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from August 2004 to December 2005. He earned his Ph.D. in finance degree from the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree in Engineering is from the University of Sri Lanka. Nimal’s area of expertise is market microstructure, and he is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Markets. His research has been published in leading finance and economics journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Econometrics. His recent research has focused on funding and liquidity risks in hedge funds and contagion among hedge funds. While at the SEC, Nimal worked on projects involving market regulation, market structures and execution quality, valuation of employee stock options, and issues related to disclosure of information.


Market Microstructure, Information Economics, Asset Pricing Models, Econometrics and Empirical Methods in Finance, Investments


  • PHD – Business Administration (Finance), University of Michigan, 1990
  • MBA, University of Michigan, 1986
  • MS, University of Hawaii, 1978
  • BS, University of Sri Lanka, 1973