Monika   K.  Rabarison

Assistant Professor  

Office: ECOBE 216F
Phone: (956) 665-3338
Email: monika.rabarison@utrgv.edu

Dr. Monika K. Rabarison

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Financial Institutions (Mutual funds; Banks; Credit unions)
    • Corporate Finance
    • Investments
    • Healthcare Finance
  • Education

    • PhD, Business Administration, University of Kentucky, 2012
    • MS, Economics, University of Kentucky, 2010
    • MS, Computer Science, Jackson State University, 2000
    • BS, Mathematics, Universite d'Antananarivo, 1994




Selected Publications


  • Rose A. Marcelin, Kristina M. Rabarison, and Monika K. Rabarison. "Co-Authorship Network Analysis of Prevention Research Centers: An Exploratory Study," Public Health Reports (March 2019).

  • Bruno R. Arthur and Monika K. Rabarison. "Deposit-Lending Synergies and Bank Profitability ," Journal of Economics and Finance 42, (2018): 710–726.

  • Lijuan Sun, Xu Sun, and Monika K. Rabarison. "Performance Efficiency Evaluation of U.S. Credit Unions around the 2009 Global Recession: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach ," The Journal of Business Inquiry 18, no. 2 (May 2018).

  • Monika K. Rabarison. "New Insights into Mutual Fund Brokerage Commissions," Journal of Economics and Finance 40, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016): 492-513.

  • Bruno R. Arthur and Monika K. Rabarison. "Mutual Fund Tournaments: Do Mid-Year Winners Still Compete?," The Journal of Investing 24, no. 4 (December 2015): 39-48.

  • Julia F. Costich, Kristina M. Rabarison, and Monika K. Rabarison. "Regulatory Enforcement and Fiscal Impact in Local Health Departments," The American Journal of Public Health 105, no. S2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2015): S323-S329.

  • Venkata Challa, Jayakumar Indracanti, Monika K. Rabarison, Chuck Patrick, Julius Baham, John Young, Robert Hughes, Mark Hardy, Shelton Swanier, and Anjaneyulu Yerramilli. "A Simulation Study of Mesoscale Coastal Circulations in Mississippi Gulf Coast for Atmospheric Dispersion," Elsevier B.V.: Atmospheric Research 91, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2009): 2-25.

  • Venkata Challa, Jayakumar Indracanti, Julius Baham, Chuck Patrick, Monika K. Rabarison, John Young, Robert Hughes, Shelton Swanier, Mark Hardy, and Anjaneyulu Yerramilli. "Sensitivity of Atmospheric Dispersion Simulations by HYSPLIT to the Meteorological Predictions from a Mesoscale Model," Environmental Fluid Mechanics 8, no. 4 (August 2008): 367-387.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Monika K. Rabarison. Faculty Travel Support Program, UTRGV - Office of Faculty Success & Diversity, $500.00 (2019-02-19)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. Faculty Travel Support Program, UTRGV - Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, $800.00 (2018-06-06)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. Faculty Travel Support Program, UTRGV - Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, $600.00 (2017-02-09)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program, UTPA - Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, $450.00 (2015-02-01)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program, UTPA - Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, $500.00 (2014-01-01)



Selected Presentations


  • Bina Sharma Bidhari Parajuli, Binay Adhikari, Anup Agrawal, Bruno R. Arthur, and Monika K. Rabarison. "Dodd-Frank Act, Credit Rating Agencies and Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions," Financial Management Association International (FMA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (October 2019)

  • Bruno R. Arthur, Monika K. Rabarison, and Alessandra Rios. "How the Financial Crisis and the ACA relate to the profitability of US publicly traded health services firms: Implications for public health," Southwestern Finance Association 2019 Annual Conference, Southwestern Finance Association/Federation of Business Disciplines, Houston, TX (March 2019)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. "Fulfilling the Mission: Dissertation Stage," The PhD Project Finance & Economics Doctoral Student Association Conference, The PhD Project, Atlanta, GA (January 2019)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. "Job Market Packet Review," The PhD Project Finance & Economics Doctoral Student Association Conference , The PhD Project, Atlanta, GA (January 2019)

  • Chune Y. Chung, Incheol Kim, and Monika K. Rabarison. "Is shareholder litigation an effective external monitoring device? Evidence from M&As," Southern Finance Association Conference, Asheville, NC (November 2018)

  • Chune Y. Chung, Incheol Kim, and Monika K. Rabarison. "Is shareholder litigation an effective external monitoring device? Evidence from M&As," Financial Management Association International (FMA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (October 2018)

  • Bina Parajuli and Monika K. Rabarison. "How Important is Credit Rating in Corporate Financing Decision?," Southwestern Finance Association , Little Rock, AR (March 2017)

  • Wonseok Choi and Monika K. Rabarison. "Director Activism and Firm Performance," Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting, Financial Management Association International, Las Vegas (October 2016)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. "Strategies for Teaching Success," The PhD Project Finance Doctoral Student Conference & Faculty Alumni Association Meeting, The PhD Project, Park City, UT (June 2016)

  • Monika K. Rabarison. "Resume and Job Market Packet Review," The PhD Project Finance Doctoral Student Conference & Faculty Alumni Association Meeting, The PhD Project, Park City, UT (June 2016)

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