Ram Ramanan


Ram  Ramanan

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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.

Areas of Expertise

Insider Trading

Management Compensation

Accounting Choices


BS, Annamalai University, India

MBA, Indian Institute of Management, India

Ph D, Northwestern University