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Ashwini Agrawal

Ashwini Agrawal

Joined Stern 2008

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-75
New York, NY 10012

E-mail aagrawal@stern.nyu.edu
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Ashwini Agrawal joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in August 2008.

Professor Agrawal's primary research interests are in corporate finance / governance, labor economics, and the economics of information technology (IT).

Professor Agrawal earned his B.S. in Economics and in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and both his M.B.A. in Finance and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance / governance
  • Labor economics
  • Economics of Information Technology (IT)

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance, Financial Management

Academic Background

M.B.A., Finance, 2008
University of Chicago

Ph.D., Economics, 2008
University of Chicago

B.S., Economics and Mathematics and Computer Science, 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Awards & Appointments

RFS Young Researcher Prize 2011
Glucksman Institute Research Prize 2010
New Stars of Finance Conference Selection 2008
Wesley C. Picard Fund Fellowship 2007
Doctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago GSB 2003

Selected Publications

Ashwini K. Agrawal and Prasanna Tambe (2013)
Technological Investment and Labor Outcomes: Evidence from Private Equity
Under revision

Ashwini Agrawal and Alexander Ljungqvist (2013)
Managerial Labor Market Frictions and Corporate Investment
Under revision (draft available upon request)

Ashwini K. Agrawal and David Matsa (2012)
Labor Unemployment Risk and Corporate Financing Decisions
forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics

Ashwini K. Agrawal (2011)
Corporate Governance Objectives of Labor Union Shareholders
forthcoming, Review of Financial Studies

Ashwini K. Agrawal (2011)
The Impact of Investor Protection Law on Corporate Policy: Evidence from the Blue Sky Laws
forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics

Areas of Expertise


  • Labor Economics


  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Institutions