Ravi Jagannathan
Ravi Jagannathan

FINANCE
Chicago Mercantile Exchange/John F. Sandner Professor of Finance
Co-Director, Financial Institutions and Markets Research

Print Overview
Ravi Jagannathan is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange/John F. Sandner Professor of Finance and a Co-Director of the Financial Institutions and Markets Research Center. Before joining the Kellogg faculty, Professor Jagannathan was the Piper Jaffray Professor of Finance at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Concurrent with his position at the University of Minnesota he served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Professor Jagannathan's research interests are in the areas of asset pricing, capital markets, financial institutions, and portfolio performance evaluation. His articles have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies. His research has received extensive coverage in advanced textbooks on finance and economics. He has participated as an invited faculty member at Financial Management Association doctoral consortiums.

He has served on the editorial boards of leading academic journals. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, and President of the Society of Financial Studies. He has served on the advisory group on Share Based Compensation at the International Accounting Standards Board. Professor Jagannathan is a member of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the Econometrics Society. He has served as a consultant to several companies in the financial services sector.

Professor Jagannathan received his Ph.D. and M.S. at Carnegie-Mellon University, his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, and his B.E. from the University of Madras, India.



Areas of Expertise
Asset Pricing (Equity Markets/Stock Market, Investments and Portfolio Choice)
Derivative Securities and Markets (Futures, Options, Commodities)
Econometrics
Economic Theory
Equity Markets (Stock Market) (Includes: Asset Pricing, Investments and Portfolio Choice)
Financial Engineering
Investments and Portfolio Choice (Includes: Asset Pricing, Equity Markets/Stock Market)
Money Management/Asset Management (Hedge Funds)
Risk Management
Print Vita
Education
PhD, 1983, Financial Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
MS, 1981, Financial Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
MBA, 1972, Indian Institute of Management
BE, 1970, Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India

Academic Positions
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Distinguished Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1997-present
Visiting Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, 2006-2006
Adjunct Professor of Finance, School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1998-2005
Piper Jaffray Professor of Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1993-1997
Visitng Professor, School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1994-1995
Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1989-1993
Adjunct Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 1992-1992
Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1983-1989
Visiting Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1986-1988

Other Professional Experience
Referee, Econometrica
Referee, Journal of Finance
Referee, Review of Financial Studies
President, Western Finance Association, 2004-2005
President and Society, 2002-2005

Grants and Awards
Fellow, Society for Financial Econometrics, 2012

Editorial Positions
Advisory Board,  Journal of Financial Econometrics, 2000-Present
Advisory Board, Journal of Investment Consulting, 2010-present
Board of Editorial Advisers, Journal of Investment Management, 2003-present
Advisory Board, Quarterly Journal of Finance, 2011-present
Associate Editor, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 1994-present
Editorial Board, (President) Society for Financial Studies, 2002-2005
Editorial Board, (President) Western Finance Association, 2004-2005
Editorial Board, (Referee) Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Econometrica

 
Print Research
Research Interests
Capital markets, valuation of financial assets, derivative securities and risk management, portfolio performance evaluation

Articles
Jagannathan, Ravi, Mudit Kapoor and Ernst Schaumburg. 2013. Causes of the Great Recession of 2007-9: The Financial Crisis Was the Symptom Not the Disease! . Journal of Financial Intermediation. 22(1): 4-29.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Arik Ben Dor, Iwan Meier and Zhe Xu. 2012. What Drives the Tracking Error of Hedge Fund Clones?. The Journal of Alternative Investments. 15(1): 54-74.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Srikant Marakani, Hitoshi Takehara and Yong Wang. 2012. Calendar Cycles, Infrequent Decisions and the Cross Section of Stock Returns. Management Science. 58(3): 507-522.
Da, Zhi, Re-Jin Guo and Ravi Jagannathan. 2012. CAPM for Estimating the Cost of Equity Capital: Interpreting the Empirical Evidence. Journal of Financial Economics. 103(1): 204-220.
Da, Zhi, Paul Gao and Ravi Jagannathan. 2011. Impatient Trading, Liquidity Provision, and Stock Selection by Mutual Funds. Review of Financial Studies. 24(3): 675-720.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Ernst Schaumburg and Guofu Zhou. 2010. Cross-Sectional Asset Pricing Tests. Annual Review of Financial Economics. 2: 49-74.
Basak, Gopal, Ravi Jagannathan and Tongshu Ma. 2009. A Jackknife Estimator for Tracking Error Variance of Optimal Portfolios. Management Science. 55(6): 990-1002.
Dor, Arik Ben, Ravi Jagannathan and Iwan Meier. 2003. Understanding Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds Styles Using Return-Based Style Analysis. Journal of Investment Management. 1(1): 94-134.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Tongshu Ma. 2003. Risk Reduction in Large Portfolios: Why Imposing the Wrong Constraints Helps. Journal of Finance. 58(4): 1651-1684.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhenyu Wang. 2002. Empirical Evaluation of Asset–Pricing Models: A Comparison of the SDF and Beta Methods. Journal of Finance. 57(5): 2337-2367.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Iwan Meier. 2002. Do We Need CAPM for Capital Budgeting?.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Georgios Skoulakis and Zhenyu Wang. 2002. Generalized Method Moments in Finance. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics. 20(4)
Jagannathan, Ravi, Ellen R. McGrattan and Anna Scherbina. 2000. The Declining U.S. Equity Premium. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review. 24(4): 3-19.
Huddart, Steven, Ravi Jagannathan and Jane Saly. 1999. Valuing the Reload Features of Executive Stock Options. Accounting Horizons. 13(3): 219-240.
Jagannathan, RaviRavi Jagannathan, Shaker B. Srinivasan and Shaker B. Srinivasan. 1999. Does Product Market Competition Reduce Agency Costs?. North American Journal of Economics and Finance. 10(2): 387-399.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhenyu Wang. 1998. An Asymptotic Theory for Estimating Beta-Pricing Models Using Cross-Sectional Regression. Journal of Finance. 53(4): 1285-1309.
Frank, Murray and Ravi Jagannathan. 1998. Why do stock prices drop by less than the value of the dividend? Evidence from a country without taxes. Journal of Financial Economics. 47(2): 161-188.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhenyu Wang. 1998. A note on the asymptotic covariance in Fama-MacBeth regression. Journal of Finance. 53(2): 799-801.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Keiichi Kubota and Hitoshi Takehara. 1998. Relationship between labor-income risk and average return: Empirical evidence from the Japanese stock market. Journal of Business. 71(3): 319-347.
Hansen, Lars Peter and Ravi Jagannathan. 1997. Assessing specification errors in stochastic discount factor models. Journal of Finance. 52(2): 557-590.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhenyu Wang. 1996. The Conditional CAPM and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns. Journal of Finance. 51(1): 3-53.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Narayana Kocherlakota. 1996. Why Should Older People Invest Less in Stocks than Younger People?: An Economic Analysis of Financial Planners' Advice. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review. 20(3): 11-23.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Ellen R. McGrattan. 1995. The CAPM Debate. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review. 19(4): 2-17.
Boyd, John and Ravi Jagannathan. 1994. Ex-Dividend Price Behavior of Common Stocks. Review of Financial Studies. 7(4): 711-741.
Glosten, Lawrence R. and Ravi Jagannathan. 1994. A Contingent Claim Approach to Performance Evaluation. Journal of Empirical Finance. 1(2): 133-160.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhenyu Wang. 1993. The CAPM is Alive and Well. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 165.
Glosten, Lawrence R., Ravi Jagannathan and David E. Runkle. 1993. On the relation between the expected value and the volatility of the nominal excess return on stocks. Journal of Finance. 48(5): 1779-1801.
Hansen, Lars Peter and Ravi Jagannathan. 1991. Implications of security market data for models of dynamic economies. Journal of Political Economy. 99(2): 225-262.
Hayashi, Fumio and Ravi Jagannathan. 1990. Ex-day behavior of Japanese stock prices: New insights from new methodology. Journal of the Japanese and International Economies. 4(3): 401-427.
Chari, V.V. and Ravi Jagannathan. 1990. The simple analytics of commodity futures markets: Do they stabilize prices? Do they raise welfare. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review. 14(3): 12-24.
Chari, V.V., Ravi Jagannathan and Larry E. Jones. 1990. Price Stability and Futures Trading in Commodities. Quarterly Journal of Economics. 105(2): 527-534.
Jagannathan, Ravi. 1989. Review of "Options: Theory, Strategy, and Applications" by Peter Ritchkin. Journal of Finance. 44(1): 222-223.
Breen, William, Lawrence R. Glosten and Ravi Jagannathan. 1989. Economic Significance of Predictable Variations in Stock Index Returns. Journal of Finance. 44(5): 1177-1189.
Chari, V.V. and Ravi Jagannathan. 1989. Adverse Selection in a Model of Real Estate Lending. Journal of Finance. 44(2): 499-508.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Thomas R. Palfrey. 1989. The Effects of Insider Trading Disclosures on Speculative Activity and Futures Prices. Economic Inquiry. 27(3): 411-430.
Chari, V.V. and Ravi Jagannathan. 1988. Banking Panics, Information and Rational Expectation Equilibrium. Journal of Finance. 43(3): 761-763.
Chari, V.V., Ravi Jagannathan and Aharon Ofer. 1988. Seasonalities in Security Returns: the Case of Earnings Announcements. Journal of Financial Economics. 21(1): 101-121.
Breen, WilliamRavi Jagannathan and Aharon Ofer. 1986. Correcting for Heteroscedasticity in Tests for Market Timing Ability. Journal of Business. 59(4): 585-598.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Robert Korajczyk. 1986. Assessing the Market Timing Performance of Managed Portfolios. Journal of Business. 59(2): 217-235.
Reprinted in:
Asset Pricing and Portfolio Performance. Models, Strategy and Performance Metrics, edited by Robert A. Korajczyk, London: Risk Publications, 1999.
Jagannathan, Ravi. 1985. An Investigation of Commodity Futures Prices Using the Consumption Based Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model. Journal of Finance. 40(1): 175-191.
Jagannathan, Ravi. 1984. Call Options and the Risk of Underlying Securities. Journal of Financial Economics. 13(3): 425-434.
Working Papers
Jagannathan, Ravi. Forthcoming. Discussion of: "The Loss Aversion/Narrow Framing Approach to Stock Market Pricing and Participation Puzzles" by Nicholas Barberis and Ming Huang.
Matsa, David ARavi Jagannathan, Iwan Meier and Vefa Tarhan. 2014. Why do firms use high discount rates?.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Andrei Jirnyi and Ann Sherman. 2011. Share Auctions of Initial Public Offerings.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Zhi Da and Jianfeng Shen. 2013. Building Castles in the Air: Evidence from Industry IPO Waves.
Jagannathan, Ravi and Srikant Marakani. 2013. Price Dividend Ratio Factors: Proxies For Long Run Risk.
Jagannathan, Ravi, Kent Daniel and Soohun Kim. 2012. Tail Risk in Momentum Strategy Returns.
Da, Zhi, Paul Gao and Ravi Jagannathan. 2008. When Does A Mutual Fund's Trade Reveal Its Skill?.
Jagannathan, RaviRavi Jagannathan, Dmitry Novikov and Dmitry Novikov. 2007. Do Hot Hands Persist Among Hedge Fund Managers? An Empirical Investigation.
Gao, Paul, Yan Gao and Ravi Jagannathan. 2006. IPO Pricing and Long Run Performance: Role of Comparable Firms, Valuation Models, and Uncertainty.
Book Chapters
Jagannathan, Ravi, Georgios Skoulakis and Zhenyu Wang. Forthcoming. "The Analysis of Large Cross Section of Security Returns." In Handbook of Financial Econometrics, edited by Yacine Ait-Sahalia and Lars Peter Hansen, Elsevier.
Dor, Arik Ben and Ravi Jagannathan. 2003. "Style Analysis: Asset Allocation and Performance Evaluation." In Handbook of Equity Style Management, edited by T. Daniel Coggin and Frank J. Fabozzi, 1-46. Wiley, 3rd edition.
Chari, V.V. and Ravi Jagannathan. 2000. "Banking Panics, Information and Rational Expectation Equilibrium." In The Regulation and Supervision of Banks, edited by Maximilian J.B. Hall, Cheltenham Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
Jagannathan, Ravi. 1996. "Relation between the slopes of the conditional and unconditional mean-standard deviation fronteirs of asset returns." In Modern Portfolio Theory and Applications: Inquiries into Asset Valuation Problems, edited by S. Saitou, K. Sawaki, and K. Kubota, 1-8. Osaka, Japan: Center for Academic Societies.
Jagannathan, Ravi. 1996. "Econometric Evaluation of Asset Pricing Models." In Handbook of Statistics, edited by G.S. Maddala, Elsevier Science Publishers.
Cases
Jagannathan, Ravi, Pengjie Gao and Eric Green. 2007. Extraordinary Value Partners, LLC. Case 5-307-508 (KEL325).
Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhi Da. 2007. Convertible Bonds of Countrywide Financial Corporation. Case 5-307-509 (KEL323).

 
Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Investments, options and futures, and econometric theory for finance
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Value Investing (FINC-444-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Analytical Finance, Finance

This course will introduce you to the traditional Graham, Dodd and Buffett value investing framework as it has evolved over time (Fundamental VI) and the quantitative value investing framework (Quant VI). We will discuss the methods used for identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities taking into account the fact that for every security you buy or sell there is another investor in the market who is taking the opposite position and you could be wrong. The learning objectives are: (a) Develop an in depth understanding of the Fundamental VI framework and a working knowledge of the Quant VI framework. (b) Understand the value investing philosophy, and apply it in practice through analysis of financial data and integrative thinking that helps assess the risks and rewards. (c) Present the analysis effectively in an organized manner and develop the ability to effectively work in teams by defining individuals’ roles and tasks and managing conflicts for successful completion of group projects.

Doctoral
Econometrics of Financial Markets (FINC-488-0)
This course will cover topics in the empirical capital markets literature and related econometric methods. The topics will include stock return predictability and asset pricing anomalies; factor models in large cross sections; portfolio performance evaluation and attribution; and initial public offerings. The econometric methods will include GMM and applications that illustrate the use of instruments to address simultaneity, endogeneity, and measurement errors, use of GMM in event studies, maximum likelihood methods, multifractal and hidden Markov models that facilitate parsimonious modeling of stochastic processes of interest. Course grade will be based on homeworks, class presentation, and a final exam.