Gans Narayanamoorthy

Associate Professor

Office 501
Phone 504-314-7450
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Professor Gans Narayanamoorthy’s research focuses on capital markets in accounting, with particular emphasis on market efficiency and litigation risk 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 eight 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 teaches Advanced Financial Accounting. He brings research into the classroom so students can explore the field’s most cutting-edge thinking. He also teaches Accounting for Business and Financial Risk, a class that not many schools offer, but that has become critical since the financial crisis.


Distinguished Research
Professor Narayanamoorthy’s research has appeared in top journals and been featured twice in the Harvard Law Forum on Corporate Governance. Currently, he is collaborating with junior faculty on two working papers.

International Experience
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.

Academic Service
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.


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

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, baseball and football (especially the NY Knicks and Buffalo Bills).

Traveling the world, with Belize, Paris, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Singapore and India among the 40 or so countries.