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Raghavendra Rau

Raghavendra Rau

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance
Cambridge Judge Business School
Trumpington Street
University of Cambridge
CB2 1AG United Kingdom
01223 761 079
Porson Road, Cambridge
United Kingdom
(310) 362 6793
44 (0) 7580 113567

1991-1997 INSEAD (The European Institute of Business Administration)
    Ph.D. in Management
1991-1993 INSEAD (The European Institute of Business Administration)

    M.Sc in Management

1987-1989 Indian Institute of Management , Bangalore, India

    Post-Graduate Diploma in Management

1984-1987  University of Delhi, India

    B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Empirical corporate finance, Information economics, Behavioral finance, Game theory

Academic Publications

Book Chapters

  • Financial Economics” (with Jinlan Ni), edited by Shunfeng Song and Zuohong Pan, pp 146-179, Chapter 7 in Beida Series - Economics/Peking University Press, 2008.
  • “The empirical evidence on mergers”, in Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, edited by Chandrashekar Krishnamurthi and S.R. Vishwanath, pp 212-247, Sage University Press, 2008.
  • “The dotcom premium: Rational valuation or irrational exuberance?”, (with Mike Cooper) in Venture capital contracting and the valuation of high tech firms, edited by J. McCahery and L. D. R. Renneboog, pp 297-317, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Other Publications

  • Determinants of the market share of investment banks that advise M&A deals, Corporate Finance Review, 18-25, November-December 2003.
  • Management of Information Technology: The Indian Experience, (with H.R.Rao), Journal of Information Science and Technology, 2 (3), 288-296, 1993.
  • Introducing a Multi-Plant Information System at Indian Oil, (with V. Shekhar, and H.R. Rao), Long Range Planning, 25 (2), 89-96, 1992.

Working Papers

Seminars and Presentations

At Professional Meetings

At Schools

Invited Speaker

  • Behavioral Finance Forum, Broadcast PR, London, March 2013
  • Keynote speaker, Workshop on Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance, University of Glasgow, September 2012
  • Keynote speaker, Conference on Chinese Capital Markets, Durham, UK, June 2012
  • Endowment Asset Management Conference, Vienna, June 2012
  • Florida State University SunTrust Beach Conference, April 2012
  • Corruption, bribery and expropriation, Swedish School of Economics, April 2008
  • Nordea Bank, Aarhus, Denmark, August 2007
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, MBA seminar, April 2007
  • Frontiers of Finance, executive seminar, Seminarium, Lima, Peru, June 2006
  • Frontiers of Finance, executive seminar, Seminarium, Mexico City, Mexico, May 2006
  • Berkeley Program in Finance, Palm Springs, October 2000
  • German-American Law Association, Hannover, Germany, February 2000
  • Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore, India, December 1997
Quotes and References in the Mass Media

Academic Positions

2011- Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
2009-2011 Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
1997-2010 Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University
2005-2006 UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management
1996  Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Paris (Sciences PO)
1995  St Xavier University, Paris

Courses Taught

PhD: Corporate Finance
  Behavioral Finance
MBA: Theory of Finance - An introduction
  Financial Management / Corporate Finance
  Portfolio Management
  Mergers and acquisitions
  Corporate governance and ethics
  Behavioral Finance
  Options, futures and derivatives
Executive Education Cambridge Financial Management Certificate of Achievement Programme
Undergraduate Financial Management / Corporate Finance
  Financial Markets and Institutions
  International Corporate Finance (Videocourse)

 Teaching Awards

  • Club 7 Member, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley (for teaching excellence based on student evaluations), 2009, 2010
  • Dean's Outstanding MBA Core Course Teaching Award, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, Spring 2005, 2007
  • Runner up, Salgo-Noren Teaching Award for Outstanding MBA teacher of the year, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 2007
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 2001

 Research Awards, Grants and Scholarships

  • The Chinese Finance Association Best Paper in Corporate Finance award for the paper "The helping hand, the lazy hand, or the grabbing hand? Central vs. local government shareholders in publicly listed firms in China", 2008
  • Institute of Quantitative Research in Finance (Q Group) Grant, for the paper "Closing time? The signaling content of mutual fund closures", Fall 2003
  • Chicago Quantitative Alliance Award, 2002 for the paper "Investor Reaction to Corporate Event Announcements: Under-reaction or Over-reaction?", Spring 2002
  • John and Mary Willis Young Faculty Scholar Award, 2001
  • EFA Barclays Global Investor Award, for the best paper at the Symposium at the EFA Meetings, for the paper "A by any other name", 2000.
  • Krannert faculty Fellow Award, 1999
  • FMA "Best of the Best" Award, for the paper "Glamour, Value and the Post-Acquisition Performance of Acquiring Firms", 1996
  • FMA Competitive Award for Business Finance, for the paper "Glamour, Value and the Post-Acquisition Performance of Acquiring Firms", 1996
  • Indian Institute of Management Merit Scholarship, 1988
  • Delhi University Merit Scholarship, 1987 (second rank in the University)
  • National Talent Merit Scholar, India, 1982

Work Experience
1989-91 C.M.C. Ltd., New Delhi, India
Systems Analyst
2008-09 Barclays Global Investors, San Francisco

  Other Professional Activities

President European Finance Association, 2014
Vice-President European Finance Association, 2013
Editor Financial Management
Associate Editor Journal of Banking and Finance, 2013-2016
  Quarterly Journal of Finance, 2011-2014
  International Review of Finance, 2010-2013
Program Chair Financial Management Association European Meeting, Stockholm 2006
  European Finance Association Meetings, Cambridge 2013
Ad-hoc Reviewer Journal of Financial Economics
Journal of Finance
Review of Financial Studies
  Journal of Business
  Management Science
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
  Review of Finance
  Academy of Management Review
  Journal of Empirical Finance
Journal of Corporate Finance
Journal of Banking and Finance
Financial Management
Journal of Economics and Business
  Journal of Financial Research
Financial Review
  Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  Finance Research Letters
  Global Finance Journal
National Science Foundation
Program Committee Western Finance Association, San Diego, 2009, Victoria, 2010, Santa Fe, 2011, Las Vegas, 2012, Tahoe 2013, Monterrey Bay 2014
Financial Management Association European Meeting, Paris 2001, Dublin 2003, Hamburg, 2010, Porto, 2011, Istanbul, 2012, Luxembourg 2013, Maastricht 2014
Financial Management Association Meeting, San Antonio, 2002, Denver 2003, New Orleans, 2004, Reno 2009, New York, 2010, Denver 2011, Atlanta 2012, Chicago 2013, Nashville 2014
European Finance Association Meetings, Moscow, 2005, Athens, 2008, Frankfurt, 2010, Stockholm, 2011, Copenhagen 2012, Lugano 2014
4th International Conference, Portuguese Finance Network, Porto, 2006, 2008
Track Chair, Corporate Finance Midwest Finance Association Meeting, St Louis, 2002
Committee Member Financial Management Association, Fellows Committee, 2002
  Financial Management Association, European Meeting Policy Committee, 2003


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