Gaurav Kankanhalli

Ph.D. Candidate in Finance
SC Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
  (607) 793-1411

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. I obtained a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics and Management (2013) and an M.Sc. (with Distinction) in Financial Economics (2014) from the University of Oxford. (Link to CV)

My research is in empirical corporate finance, and focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and innovation, and the real effects of uncertainty.

I am on the 2019-2020 job market and will be available for interviews at the AFA meetings in San Diego in January 2020.

References: Murillo Campello (Chair), Yaniv Grinstein, Robert Jarrow, Hyunseob Kim


Curriculum Vitae



I have been a Teaching Assistant for the following courses:

  • Financial Distress, Bankruptcy, and Restructuring, MBA, Instructor: M. Campello (2018-2019)
  • Empirical Corporate Finance, Ph.D., Instructor: M. Campello (2018)
  • Corporate Financial Policy, MBA/EMBA, Instructor: M. Campello (2016-2019)
  • Managerial Finance, MBA, Instructor: R. Michaely (2016)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions, MBA, Instructor: M. O’Hara (2015-2016)
  • Derivatives Securities, MBA, Instructor: D. Huang (2015)
  • Corporate Governance, EMBA, Instructor: Y. Grinstein (2015)