Rangarajan ("Raghu") Sundaram is Vice-Dean of MBA Programs and Online Learning and the Edward I Altman Professor of Credit and Debt Markets at New York University's Stern School of Business. He was formerly a member of the economics faculty at the University of Rochester from 1988-96. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Madras, India, in 1982; his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1984; and his PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 1988.
Professor Sundaram'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. He has received the Jensen Award from the Journal of Financial Economics and been a finalist for the Brattle Prize from the Journal of Finance.
Professor Sundaram is the author of A First Course in Optimization Theory (Cambridge University Press) and Derivatives: Principles and Practice(McGraw-Hill). He was Co-Editor of the Journal of Derivatives from 2002-08 and has served on several other editorial boards including the Journal of Economic Theory and Management Science. In 2007, he became the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Stern School of Business.