Professor Gans Narayanamoorthy’s research focuses on capital markets in accounting, with particular emphasis on market efficiency, litigation risk, insurance and bank accounting. He has published extensively in top accounting journals.
Professor Narayanamoorthy brings a rich professional background to Tulane. Before entering academia, he worked as an investment banker, managing public offerings of large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies.
As a teacher, Professor Narayanamoorthy enjoys working with doctoral students and has served on ten Ph.D. committees to date. He appreciates Freeman’s collegial atmosphere, especially the rewards of working alongside like-minded colleagues who are engaged in research and excited about growing the program.
- Professor Narayanamoorthy currently teaches the Graduate course Accounting for Business and Financial Risk and the Undergrad course Risk Management, Complex Contracts and Accounting. These courses at the intersection of risk and accounting are relatively unique to Freeman since not many peer schools offer them. He also teaches the PhD seminar in Empirical Accounting Research. Over his career, he has also taught classes on Advanced Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Managerial Accounting and Financial Fraud. He brings research into the classroom so students can explore the field’s most cutting-edge thinking.
Professor Narayanamoorthy’s research has appeared in top journals and been featured twice in the Harvard Law Forum on Corporate Governance. His research has won the Founders Prize from the National Association of Active Investment Management.
Having grown up and attended school in India, Professor Narayanamoorthy brings a global outlook to his work at Freeman. As an investment banker, he structured and managed public offerings of debt and equity for the largest Indian corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, managing the sale of securities in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the U.K.
In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Narayanamoorthy gives back to the profession by serving as an ad-hoc reviewer and discussant for several journals and by serving on academic committees at Tulane and elsewhere.
- Heitz, A. and G. Narayanamoorthy (2020) "Creditor Rights and Bank Loan Losses", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming
- He., S., G. Narayanamoorthy (2020), “Earnings Acceleration and Stock Returns” Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 69, Issue 1, 26-47
- Cassell, C., Hunt, E., G. Narayanamoorthy and S. Rowe (2019), “A hidden risk of auditor industry specialization: evidence from the financial crisis” Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 891-926
- Narayanamoorthy, G. and H. Zhou (2016), “Litigation Settlements, Market Expectations and Financial Distress Costs”, Australian Journal of Management Vol. 41, Issue 3, 459-483
- Cao, Z. and G. Narayanamoorthy (2014), "Accounting and Litigation Risk: Evidence from D&O Insurance Pricing" Review of Accounting Studies Vol. 19, Issue 1, 1-42
- Beck, P. and G. Narayanamoorthy (2013), Did the SEC Impact Banks’ Loan Loss Reserve Policies and their Informativeness? Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 56, Nos. 2-3, 42-65
- Cao, S. and G. Narayanamoorthy (2012), "Earnings Volatility, Post-Earnings Announcement Drift and Trading Frictions" Journal of Accounting Research 50 41-74
- Cao, Z. and G. Narayanamoorthy (2011) "The Effect of Litigation Risk on Management Earnings Forecasts" Contemporary Accounting Research 28-1 125–173
Education & Affiliations
- University of Rochester, Ph.D.
- Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), M.B.A.
- Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), B.Tech
Playing trivia with his family, including his daughters.
Enjoying armchair sports: cricket, basketball and football (especially the NY Knicks, Buffalo Bills and the New Orleans Saints).
Traveling the world, with Poland, Belize, France, UK, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Singapore, Tanzania, China and Taiwan among the countries he has visited.