Faculty 2017-07-08T09:12:00+00:00

Your Professors:

Shiva Rajgopal
Financial Analysis

Daniel Wolfenzon
Corporate Valuation

Charles Jones
Investment and Funding Decisions

Professor of Accounting and Auditing

Shiva Rajgopal is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Columbia Business School.

Previously he was a a faculty member at Duke University, Emory University and the University of Washington. At Columbia, Professor Rajgopal teaches fundamental analysis of financial statements for investors, managers and entrepreneurs and a PhD seminar on accounting regulation.

Professor Rajgopal’s research interests include financial reporting and earnings quality. His research is frequently cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and the Economist.

Professor Rajgopal has won many industry notable awards, including the American Accounting Association Notable Contribution to Literature award and the Graham and Dodd Scroll Prize, given by the Financial Analysts Journal.

Professor of Finance and Economics

Daniel Wolfenzon is the Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

He received a Masters and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and holds a BS in economics and a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Professor Wolfenzon previously taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago and NYU.

He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has been published in top economic and finance journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics.

Professor Wolfenzon received the Jensen Prize (second place) for best paper on corporate finance and organizations published in the Journal of Financial Economics both in 2002 and 2005.

Vice Dean,
Professor of Finance and Economics


Charles M. Jones is Vice-Dean, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and the Director of the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School.

Professor Jones joined Columbia Business School in 1997 and held the Class of 1967 Associate Professorship from 1998–2003 and served as the chair of the Finance and Economics Division from 2008–11.

Charles has received dozens of awards, fellowships, and research grants, including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Core.

Before joining Columbia, Jones was a faculty member at Princeton University, and received his Ph D in finance in 1994.

Professor Jones currently serves on the economic advisory committee of FINRA and has headed the economic advisory board at Nasdaq. At Columbia, Jones regularly teaches the core MBA course “Corporate Finance,” and he has received the Singhvi Prize for scholarship in the classroom.