Gaurav Kankanhalli

Assistant Professor of Finance
Katz School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
  (607) 793-1411

I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. I obtained my Ph.D. in Finance from the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Prior to that, I completed 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.


Curriculum Vitae



Instructor, University of Pittsburgh:

  • Corporate Finance, Undergraduate (2020)

Teaching Assistant, Cornell University:

  • Financial Distress, Bankruptcy, and Restructuring, MBA, Instructor: M. Campello (2018-2020)
  • Empirical Corporate Finance, Ph.D., Instructor: M. Campello (2018)
  • Corporate Financial Policy, MBA/EMBA, Instructor: M. Campello (2016-2020)
  • 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)
  • Corporate Governance, EMBA, Instructor: R. Swieringa (2015)