Ashok Robin, a native of India, was brought up in Coimbatore, a mid-sized industrial city in the southern state of Tamilnadu. He did his undergraduate work at the Government Arts College in that city. Later, he moved to the US, completing his MBA and Ph.D at SUNY-Buffalo. Currently, he is a Professor of Finance at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives in Rochester, NY. When he is not writing or teaching, he enjoys travelling—visits to Italy and India are especially cherished. He has published articles on a variety of topics in accounting and finance in journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Financial Management, Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Financial Research. Having taught international finance courses to graduate as well as undergraduate students for more than 15 years, he decided to use his experience to write this book. This is his first book.