About Me

NAME: Vikas Agarwal

BORN: on November 21, 1971 in New Delhi, India

PROFESSION: H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Chair and Professor of Finance at J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University)

ADDRESS: 175 Westbury Lane, Alpharetta GA 30005, USA

HOBBIES: Reading, Travel, Music, Singing, Movies, Cricket

QUALIFICATIONS: B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.), Ph.D. (Finance)

LANGUAGES: English, Hindi



Academic Experience


J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University)



Teach FI 4420 (undergraduate course: The Financial System), FI 8420 (graduate course: The Financial System), FI 8260 (graduate course: Hedge Funds and their Trading Strategies), and FI 9200 (PhD course: Empirical Asset Pricing and Investments)


Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata

Taught Investments in the Summer School, May 2015

EDHEC-Risk Institute

Taught a PhD elective course:Hedge Funds in March 2013


University of Cologne



Taught a PhD course:Performance and Risk Management Issues in Managed Portfolios in Summer 2004



London Business School



Teaching Assistant for Corporate Finance, Investments, Time Series Analysis, Business Statistics, Data Analysis, and Decision and Risk Analysis for MBA, Masters in Finance, Sloans, and Executive MBA programs during 1997-2001




K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management



Visiting Faculty teaching Managerial Economics, Quantitative Methods in Management, Business Statistics, and Operations Research courses for Executive Management, and MBA programs during 1995-96

Corporate Experience

Larsen & Toubro Limited


Executive, Chemical Plants & Systems Division, Group-II (Projects) during 1994-96


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