Harini Parthasarathy is a Senior Financial Economist in the Credit Risk Analysis Division within the Economics department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
Dr. Parthasarathy’s fields of interest include a variety of topics within corporate finance and finance in developing markets. Her current research projects center around liquidity provision and management of syndicated loans by banks, credit risk models and private equity.
At the OCC, in addition to research, Dr. Parthasarathy specializes in examining models used by banks for wholesale credit risk management, including underwriting, regulatory capital, and stress testing. Before joining the OCC in 2008, Dr. Parthasarathy worked for the World Bank in corporate finance research. She has also worked in Mumbai, India, as a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen and as a structured products specialist with ICICI Bank.
Dr. Parthasarathy holds a doctorate in business economics from Harvard University; a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; and an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.