Shiva Rajgopal

March 22, 2022 | secon2023

Shiva is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting at Columbia Business School. He is a leading expert on measuring how well managers serve as responsible stewards of the corporation’s resources. Apart from conducting pioneering research on short- termism, Shiva’s extensive body of work covers a wide range of contemporary issues in financial reporting, fiscal responsibility and corporate governance.

Shiva has been internationally recognized for his scholarship on several occasions. He has a passion for bridging academic theory with policy setting and corporate practice. He publishes op-eds in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. His work is frequently cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times, Business Week, and the Economist.

Shiva was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Iowa. In addition, he holds a Chartered Accountancy certification and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from India. He worked at Citibank N.A. for three years before deciding to pursue his doctoral studies. Prior to Columbia, he served on the faculty of Emory University, the University of Washington and, Duke University.

Shiva enjoys exploring new countries and foods with his family. He lives and runs in NYC with his wife and daughter.