Mendoza School of Business

Ramachandran Ramanan

Professor Emeritus
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications

Dr. Ramachandran Ramanan conducts empirical research on economics-based implications of issues relating to choice of accounting methods of firms; the relationship between incentives, reporting choices, and real decisions by management; and the information captured by insider trading and accounting measurement systems. His teaching interests are closely aligned with his research emphasis, and he teaches both financial accounting and managerial accounting in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Dr. Ramanan has published a number of articles in refereed academic journals, such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and others. He has received several teaching awards, including the “Outstanding Teacher” award in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Ram has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Annamalai University, India, and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. He obtained his Ph.D in Accounting and Information Systems at Northwestern University in 1986. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 1991, he taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Northwestern University.

Ph D, Northwestern University
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, India
BS, Annamalai University, India

Areas of Expertise
Insider Trading
Management Compensation
Accounting Choices

"One Conspirator or Two in the Death of the Coal Miner’s Daughter", (With Kirk Phillipich, Bruce Bubiitz), Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, 66, 2017

"On the use of market derived estimates of contingent losses: the case of data breaches", (With Bruce Bublitz, Kirk Phillipich), Journal of Business Cases and Applications, 13, 2015

"Fair value's affect on accounting ability to predict future cash flows", (With Keji Chen, Gregory Sommers, Gary Taylor), The Business Renaissance Quarterly, 8, 2013

"A comparison of the security market response to two major disasters: the exxon valdez oil spill versus the british petroleum deepwater horizon oil spill", (With Kirk Phillipich), Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, LXI, 2013