Palka Chhillar is an Assistant Professor of Finance & Accounting at Jindal Global Business School, O.P. Jindal Global University. She is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Prior to joining Jindal Global Business School, she was associated with Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai and Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad. She has earned Master of Business Administration from G.G.S.I.P. University, New Delhi. She is a qualified Cost and Management Accountant. She has also been awarded the UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in 2010. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the impact of earnings management and capital structure on signaling distressed financial condition of the firms during the firm life cycle in Indian listed companies. She has published several research papers in national and international journals. Her teaching interests include Cost & Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate finance and Strategic Cost Management. Her research areas include Earnings Management, Corporate Ownership Structure and Agency Issues in emerging market firms.