- Professor of Finance
- Robert G. Rodkey Collegiate Professor of Business Administration
- PhD University of Chicago 1985
- PhD Indian Institute of Management 1981
- MA University of Delhi 1976
- BA University of Delhi 1974
Gautam Kaul is the Robert G. Rodkey Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the Ross School of Business (RSB), University of Michigan. Gautam graduated from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, in 1985 with a Ph.D. in Finance. Gautam has published extensively in the top journals in Finance on topics covering a wide spectrum of finance. He was awarded the Senior Faculty Research Award for sustained, exceptional, and continuing contributions to scholarly research in the field of business, and noteworthy contributions to building and maintaining a strong research environment at RSB.
Gautam has taught at the undergraduate, MBA, Global MBA, Ph.D. levels and executives all over the world. Gautam has been awarded multiple teaching awards, including the 2009 Victor L. Bernard Leadership in Teaching Award. Gautam has had extensive administrative experience. Among other responsibilities, he has served as Chair of the Finance Department, as Associate Dean of Research & IT, and has served on the Executive Committee for several years. He is the founding Managing Director of the Social Venture Fund (SVF) housed in the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies. More recently, Gautam also launched the International Inverstment Fund (IIF) in collaboration with the William Davidosn Institute. From 2012-2018, Gautam served as the Special Counsel for Digital Education at the University of Michigan. Gautam also offers multiple Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera and edX.