Nikhil Mathur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Business


  • Member of The Financial Management Association
  • Member of The American Economic Association
  • Member of the American Financial Association
  • Presented at numerous academic conferences
  • Recipient of numerous research funding grants
  • Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor

Nikhil Mathur is a financial economist whose work focuses on banking, financial intermediation, decentralized finance/cryptocurrency, and macro-finance topics. His most recent research investigates the effects of financial regulation on bank risk. Dr. Mathur earned a Ph.D in Economics with a specialization in International Money & Finance and Computational Modeling from Claremont Graduate University, an M.P.P degree in Economics from Pepperdine University, and his B.A. from the University of California, Riverside.

What excites Dr. Mathur the most about Minerva is its deep focus on applying scientifically evidenced and cutting-edge pedagogical techniques. As a faculty member, he enjoys teaching the ‘art and science’ of analysis within the Strategic Finance concentration at Minerva’s Business School. He teaches Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Modeling; Enterprise, Design and Optimization; Capital Allocation and Value Creating Growth; Business Practicum; tutorials; and also serves as a Capstone Advisor.