Rohit Singla

Sr. Research Data Scientist

Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Postdoc, McGill University

Rohit Singla is a Senior Research Data Scientist at Darden. His research interest lies at the intersection of big data, advanced computing, and quantitative methods. He works on designing and developing new quantitative research methods and databases for business and financial research. In addition, he manages the Darden Research Data Lab, a cloud-based platform he founded to support quantitative research.

Rohit has published his research in reputed peer-reviewed international journals such as Critical Finance Review, Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management & Economics. In addition, his quantitative research methods contributions have been acknowledged in top-rated finance and business journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Financial Economics, and National Bureau of Economic Research. 

Prior to joining UVA Darden, Rohit managed and directed the Research Computing Office of Ross School of Business at Michigan. In addition, he taught a course in financial research data management and computing to the PhD students. He has also served as a Research Statistician at Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Rohit holds a PhD in Applied Economics with a minor in Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences from Texas Tech University. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University in Montreal.

Select Publications and Proceedings:

Singla Rohit (2023), Research Data Lab: Big Data Analysis at Scale. Fox School of Business at Temple University, Philadelphia

Jeffrey Pontiff and Rohit Singla (2019), Liquidity Risk? Critical Finance Review: Vol. 8: No. 1-2, pp 257-276.

Anwar Naseem, and Rohit Singla (2013). Ex-Ante Economic Impact Analysis of Novel Traits in Canola. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 38, no. 2: 248-68.

Rohit Singla, Phil Johnson and Sukant Mishra (2012). Examination of Profit Maximizing refuge requirements for Genetically Modified cotton in India. The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management & Economics (AgBioForum). 15. 303-314.

Quantitative Research Methods Contributions In:

Kyle Handley, J. Frank Li (2020). Measuring the Effects of Firm Uncertainty on Economic Activity: New Evidence from One Million Documents. NBER Working Paper 27896. Revise & Resubmit stage in Review of Economic Studies (ReStud)

Christine Cuny, Jungbae Kim, Mihir N. Mehta (2020) Politically Connected Governments. Journal of Accounting Research, 58: 915-952

Urooj Khan, Alvis K. Lo (2019). Bank Lending Standards and Borrower Accounting Conservatism. Management Science 65(11):5337-5359.

Vishal Baloria, Jonas Hesse (2018). The effects of media slant on firm behavior. Journal of Financial Economics 129: 184-202.