DEI Academic Conference Honors Michigan Ross Professor Amiyatosh Purnanandam with Research Award

August 16, 2022

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Ross School of Business Professor Amiyatosh Purnanandam won a research award from the Tenure Project for his work on race and financial services.

Purnanandam and coauthor Taylor Begley — a University of Kentucky assistant professor who is a Michigan Ross PhD alum — won second place in the Bradford-Osborne Research Award competition for their paper “Color and Credit: Race, Regulation, and the Quality of Financial Services.” Their research found that federal regulations aimed at ensuring equal access to credit can actually create lower-quality offerings for minority and low-income borrowers.

Purnanandam and Begley presented their research as part of the inaugural conference of the Tenure Project, which is a new national effort to increase the number of junior business faculty of color who receive tenure. Michigan Ross is a gold sponsor of the Tenure Project.

The Bradford-Osborne Research Award recognizes excellence in scholarly research on entrepreneurship and business ownership by under-represented minority individuals, families, and communities in the U.S.

“It was an honor to receive the award in the inaugural session of the Tenure Project,” Purnanandam said.

Read this piece on the Michigan Ross website.