Anantha Divakaruni


Associate Professor



Anantha Divakaruni is at the Department of Economics, University of Bergen. His research focuses primarily on corporate finance and financial technology (particularly cryptocurrencies). He teaches the financial technology course (ECON264) at the third-year undergraduate level. 

Anant holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from JNTU, India; a Master of Finance from Vlerick Business School, Belgium; and a PhD in Business Economics from Gent University, Belgium. As part of his PhD, Anant spent a year abroad as a visiting scholar at the Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Canada to conduct research on international buyouts. Prior to joining the University of Bergen, Anant was a research fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.


Ride the lightning: Turning bitcoin into money 
    with Peter Zimmerman (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) 

Raising equity across public and private markets: Evidence from the JOBS act 
    with Howard Jones (Oxford) 

Bank networks and buyout financing 
    with Yan Alperovych (EM Lyon), Sophie Manigart (Vlerick) and Miguel Meuleman (Imperial)