Radhakrishnan (Radha) Gopalan

at Olin Business School


  • Olin Business School



Olin Business School

Area of Expertise:

Corporate Governance, Law and Economics, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Law and Economics

Research Interests:

Corporate finance - corporate governance, emerging market financial systems, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring and entrepreneurial finance.


  • Olin Award Winner on Compensation Goals and Firm Performance, Olin Business School, 2016
  • Emeriti Faculty Award, University of Michigan, 2006
  • Mitsui Emerging Market Fellowship, 2003-04 and 2004-05, 2005
  • Rodkey Fellowship, 2001-05, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2005
  • Allan Gilmore fellowship, 2004

Professor Gopalan joined Olin in 2006 after graduating from the University of Michigan. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked for five years in the project finance department of a leading Indian bank. He researches issues in theoretical and empirical corporate finance. Specifically he examines questions related to a firm''s choice between public and private ownership, the benefits of a business group structure in emerging economies and about firm-bank relationships and the syndicated loan market.

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