Amit Sinha

Department Chair & Associate Professor

Baker Hall 225
(309) 677-3582

Ph.D., Finance, Kent State University
P.G.D.B.A., Finance, ICFAI Business School
CFA (icfai)


  • FIN 322 Business Finance
  • FIN 327 Derivative Securities
  • FIN 422 Financial Analysis
  • FIN 494 Financial Researches and Modeling
  • FIN 522 Introduction to Finance
  • FIN 627 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 636 Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN 637 Advanced Derivative Securities


Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Girard, E., Sinha, A. K., Biswas, R. (2010). The Efficacy of Conditional Cost of Carry Models in Pricing Oil Futures. The Review of Futures Markets.
  • Sinha, A. K., Holder, M. E. (2009). Bid-Ask Spread Determinants in Treasury Note Futures Contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade. Journal of Financial and Economic Practice.

Copies of published manuscripts available at author page on SSRN.


  • Sinha, A. K. (2010). Business Strategies for a Recovering Economy (1st ed., vol. 2). Peoria, IL: FOSTERING LEADERSHIP.

Research in Progress

  • A Model of Optimal Regulation of Markets in a Stochastic Environment
  • Two Proxies for Shareholder Influence: A Case of Payout Policy 
  • Hyperbolic Discounting: Evidence Of Rational Behavior
  • What Drives the Volume and Volatility Relationship of Transaction Level Trades of Blue Chip Equities
  • Fed Fund Rate Changes: Influences on Price Formation and Liquidity in Treasury Futures Contracts


  • Associate Editor, Journal of Financial and Economic Practice. (August 2008 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Review of Futures Markets
  • Reviewer, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Asian Financial Management Association Meeting
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Eastern Finance Association Meeting
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Financial Management Association
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Mid-West Finance Association Meeting

Professional Memberships

  • Southern Financial Association