Meghana Ayyagari is Associate Professor at the School of Business and the Elliott School of International Affairs, at George Washington University. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from India and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests are in the area of international corporate finance and development economics. Her research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Banking and Finance. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study property rights protection, and corruption and tax evasion across developing countries. She has worked as a consultant in the World Bank, USAID, and the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS). She teaches courses in international financial management and international business.