Rangarajan Sundaram

Professor Sundaram is Yamaichi Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Finance at Stern School of Business, New York University. He was formerly at the University of Rochester first as Assistant Professor of Economics (1988-94), then as Associate Professor of Economics (1994-96). He received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Madras in 1982; an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad in 1984; and his MA and PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 1987 and 1988, respectively. 

 
Professor Sundaram received the Jensen Award in 2001 for the best paper in Corporate Finance published in the Journal of Financial Economics. His research in finance covers a range of areas including derivatives pricing, credit risk & credit derivatives, agency problems, executive compensation and corporate finance. He has also worked in mathematical economics, decision theory, and game theory. His papers have been published in leading academic journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, and practitioner-oriented journals such as Journal of Derivatives and Journal of Fixed Income. 
 
Professor Sundaram is the author of A First Course in Optimisation Theory (published by Cambridge University Press, 1996; currently in its second printing). He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Derivatives and is or has been a member of other Editorial Boards, including that of the Journal of Economic Theory from 1993 to 2002. Professor Sundaram currently teaches courses on option pricing and derivatives at the Stern School at the undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and Executive levels. He has also taught courses at the undergraduate and PhD levels on optimisation theory, game theory, mathematical economics, and microeconomics.