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Rangarajan K. Sundaram

Rangarajan K. Sundaram

Joined Stern 1996

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-92
New York, NY 10012

E-mail raghu.sundaram@stern.nyu.edu
Personal website

Biography

Rangarajan ("Raghu") Sundaram is the Dean of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He assumed the Deanship in January 2018. Sundaram, who joined Stern’s faculty a little more than two decades ago, is the Edward I. Altman Professor of Credit and Debt Markets and Professor of Finance, and has been Vice Dean of MBA Programs since 2016. He was formerly at the University of Rochester from 1988-96. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Madras, India, in 1982; his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1984; and his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1988.

Raghu's research in finance covers a range of areas including agency problems, executive compensation, corporate finance, derivatives pricing, and credit risk & credit derivatives. He has also published extensively in mathematical economics, decision theory, and game theory. His research has appeared in leading academic journals in finance and economic theory as well as several practitioner-oriented journals. Among other distinctions, he has served on a number of editorial boards, received grants from the National Science Foundation and other organizations, won the Jensen Award, and been a finalist for the Brattle Prize.

Raghu is the author of two books: A First Course in Optimization Theory (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Derivatives: Principles and Practice (Mcgraw-Hill, 2010). In 2007, he became the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Stern School of Business.

Research Interests

  • Derivatives: equity, interest-rate, & credit-risk
  • Agency & executive compensation
  • Corporate finance
  • Other finance
  • Dynamic & stochastic games
  • Optimal learning & bandit problems
  • Other game theory, economics, & dynamic programming

Courses Taught

  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Risk-Management

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1988
Cornell University

M.A., Economics, 1987
Cornell University

M.B.A., Operations, 1984
Indian Institute of Management, Ahemedabad, India

B.A., Economics, 1982
University of Madras, India

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Areas of Expertise

Economics

  • Game Theory

Finance

  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit/Debt Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Hedge Funds
  • International Finance
  • Securities Markets
  • Valuation
  • Volatility Market