Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Madhav Rajan

Dean
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Governing Committee

Madhav Rajan, an expert in the economics-based analysis of management accounting issues, became dean of Chicago Booth July 1, 2017. 

Rajan previously served as senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 2010 to 2016. That role included leadership of Stanford’s MBA program, with oversight of admissions, curriculum, the student experience and career management. He launched new joint-degree programs with Stanford’s engineering school and rolled out initiatives for tighter integration with the rest of the university. He also held the Robert K. Jaedicke Chair in Accounting.

Rajan completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Madras, India. He holds a PhD and two master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. Before going to Stanford in 2001, Rajan held faculty positions at the Wharton School. He held a visiting professorship at Chicago Booth in 2007-08.