Carlson School of Management

Rajesh Aggarwal

Aggarwal,Rajesh K

Associate Professor, US Bancorp Professorship in Financial Markets and Institutions
Finance
3-285 CarlSMgmt
612/625-5679
rajesh@umn.edu


Rajesh Aggarwal is an Associate Professor in Finance and holds the US Bancorp Professorship in Financial Markets and Institutions at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He conducts research on managerial incentives and executive compensation, financial contracts and corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and securities fraud. His research is published in top journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Business, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. Aggarwal holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and a PhD in Finance and Economics from Harvard University. 

"Detecting Performance Persistence in Fund Managers: Book Benchmark Alpha Analysis," Rajesh Aggarwal, Galin Georgiev, and Jake Pinato, Journal of Portfolio Management (Winter 2007).

"The Other Side of the Tradeoff: The Impact of Risk on Executive Compensation," Rajesh Aggarwal and Andrew A. Samwick, Journal of Political Economy (February 1999).

"Executive Compensation, Relative Performance Evaluation, and Strategic Competition: Theory and Evidence," Rajesh Aggarwal and Andrew A. Samwick, Journal of Finance (December 1999).

"Strategic IPO Underpricing, Information Momentum, and Lockup Expiration Selling," Rajesh Aggarwal, Laurie Krigman, and Kent Womack, Journal of Financial Economics (October 2002).

"Why Do Managers Diversify Their Firms? Agency Reconsidered," Rajesh Aggarwal and Andrew A. Samwick, Journal of Finance (February 2003).

"Performance Incentives Within Firms: The Effect of Managerial Responsibility," Rajesh Aggarwal and Andrew A. Samwick, Journal of Finance (August 2003).

"Stock Market Manipulations," Rajesh Aggarwal and Guojun Wu, Journal of Business (July 2006).

This individual is not scheduled to teach in the last, current, or next term.

Corporate finance (empirical and theoretical)

MBA Elective Lecturer of the Year, Said Business School, Oxford University, 2002

Most Outstanding Full-time MBA Elective Faculty Member, Carlson School of Management, 2006

Economics of organizations

Microeconomics, including contract theory

Most Outstanding Full-time MBA Elective Faculty Member, Carlson School of Management, 2007

Optimal capital structure

Executive compensation

Industrial organization

Regulatory economics

Fraud and market manipulation

Corporate governance

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Education

PhD, 1994
Business Economics
Harvard University

MA, 1992
Business Economics
Harvard University

BA, 1988
Economics
Yale University


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