Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Finance
Dr. Aggarwal specializes in financial markets; market regulation; short term funding markets; IPOs; capital raising; ETFs; corporate governance including proxy voting, executive compensation, and director elections; role of institutional investors; ESG attributes of firms; and FinTech, digital assets, and Central Bank Digital Currencies. She has had tremendous impact at the intersection of financial markets and policy globally. She has served in several leadership roles including Vice Provost for Faculty for Georgetown’s Main Campus, Interim Dean, and Deputy Dean of the McDonough School of Business. Furthermore, she has been a Visiting Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a FINRA Academic Fellow, an Academic Fellow at the U.S. SEC, and a Visiting Research Scholar at the IMF, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Financing and Capital; Fulbright Scholar to Brazil; and Distinguished Scholar at the Reserve Bank of India’s CAFRAL. Her research and analysis are regularly cited in Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC, and CNN, among others.
She is an award-winning teacher and has been voted as the Outstanding Professor by EMBA students; named among “Outstanding Faculty” in the Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools; and described as the Favorite Professors of the ‘Best & Brightest’ Executive MBAs, Poets and Quants. She was honored with the Allan N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award by University of Maryland, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by BITS Pilani.