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Steven N. Kaplan

Steven Kaplan

Steve Kaplan conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance and corporate finance. He has published papers in a number of academic and business journals. Professor Kaplan is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  He is the co-creator of the Kaplan-Schoar PME (Public Market Equivalent) private equity benchmarking approach. A Fortune Magazine article referred to him as "probably the foremost private equity scholar in the galaxy.”  

Professor Kaplan co-founded the entrepreneurship program at Booth.  With his students, he helped start Booth’s business plan competition, the New Venture Challenge (NVC), which has spawned hundreds of companies including GrubHub, Braintree-Venmo, Foxtrot, Tovala and Simple Mills.

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 702-4513