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Aswath Damodaran

author Image Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is professor of finance at New York University Stern School of Business.

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Areas of Expertise: corporate finance, equity valuation

Books:Damodaran on Valuation,” “Investment Valuation,” “The Dark Side of Valuation,” “The Little Book of Valuation,” “Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice,” “Applied Corporate Finance: A User’s Manual,” “Investment Management” with Peter Bernstein, “Investment Philosophies,” “Investment Fables” and “Strategic Risk Taking

Aswath Damodaran is the Kerschner Family Chair Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He teaches the corporate finance and equity valuation courses in the MBA program. He received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. His research interests lie in valuation, portfolio management and applied corporate finance. He has published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.

Damodaran was a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1984 to 1986, where he received the Earl Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 1985. He has been at NYU since 1986, received the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award (awarded by the graduating class) in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008, and was the youngest winner of the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award (in 1990). He was profiled in Businessweek as one of the top 12 business school professors in the United States in 1994 and was elected as the most popular business school professor in the U.S. by MBA students across the country in a 2011 survey by Businessweek.

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  1. Stock Strategies »

    Stock Buybacks: Misunderstood, Misanalyzed and Misdiagnosed

    The benefit or harm of a stock buyback is dependent on several factors, including how it is funded and the alternative uses for the cash.

    March 2015 | Journal

  2. Stock Strategies »

    Valuing Young Growth Companies

    Valuations for growth companies with limited histories can be performed with this six-step method, but it requires making assumptions about the future.

    December 2011 | Journal