Steven N. Kaplan is the Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship
and Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
(GSB). He is the faculty director of the GSB’s Polsky Entrepreneurship
Center. Professor Kaplan has been a member of the faculty since
1988. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.
He received his A.B., summa cum laude, in Applied Mathematics
and Economics from Harvard College. Prior to completing his Ph.D.
studies, Professor Kaplan held positions with Kidder, Peabody
& Co. and Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Professor Kaplan's research and teaching focus on issues in
private equity and entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance,
mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, and corporate finance. He
has published papers in a number of academic and business journals.
He received the Smith Breeden Prize for the First Prize Paper
in the Journal of Finance in 1998. Professor Kaplan is a Research
Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a former
director of the American Finance Association.
Professor Kaplan teaches advanced M.B.A. and executive courses
in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, and in corporate
financial management. He has been one of the top-rated teachers
at the GSB in Business Week's surveys since 1992. Professor Kaplan
was named one of the top twelve business school teachers in the
United States in Business Week's 1994 survey of M.B.A. programs.
He was named one of the top four teachers of entrepreneurship
in the United States in Business Week's 1996 survey.
Professor Kaplan was awarded the GSB’s McKinsey Prize for
Teaching Excellence in 1998.
Professor Kaplan serves on the board of directors of Liberty Acorn
Funds and Morningstar, and on several advisory boards.