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Professor Raghuram Rajan

Joseph L. Gidwitz Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
University of Chicago
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Raghuram Rajan, Joseph L. Gidwitz Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
ECGI Fellow (2003) :

Biography    

GRADUATE STUDIES:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., May 1991.
Thesis Title: Essays on Banking.
Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), M.B.A., March 1987.
Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi), B.Tech. (Electrical), May 1985.

EMPLOYMENT:

Fischer Black Visiting Professor, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, 2000-2001
Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1997-
Visiting Professor of Finance, Kellogg School, Northwestern University, 1996-1997
Bertil Danielsson Visiting Professor of Banking, Stockholm School of Economics, 1996-1997.
Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1995-96.
Assistant Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, July 1991 to June 1995.

ACADEMIC AWARDS, HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Inaugural Fisher Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association in January 2003 for
the person under 40 who has contributed the most to the theory and practice of Finance..
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2002
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2001
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2000.
Michael Brennan Award for the Best Paper published in the Review of Financial Studies, 1997.
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1995.
Smith Breeden Prize awarded for best paper published in the Journal of Finance, 1994.
Best Paper Award, Fifth Annual Small Firm Research Symposium, 1993.
Smith Breeden Prize awarded for distinguished paper published in the Journal of Finance, 1992.
Treffstz Prize for outstanding academic achievement, Western Finance Association, 1991.
Gold Medal for academic performance, I.I.M (Ahmedabad), India, 1987.
Director's Gold Medal for all round performance in the class of 1985, I.I.T. (Delhi), 1985.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Member of the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association.
Program Director (Corporate Finance) at the National Bureau of Economic Research 1998-present
Founding member of the Academic Council of the Indian School of Business
Academic Advisory Council, Moodys Investor Services.
Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Financial Studies


Research Interests
Economic growth

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
The Internal Governance of Firms ECGI Finance Working Paper 239/2009 May 2009
The Persistence of Underdevelopment: Constituencies and Competitive Rent Preservation ECGI Finance Working Paper 150/2007 December 2006

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