Aswath Damodaran

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Aswath Damodaran
Aswath Damodaran

(1957-09-23) September 23, 1957 (age 66)
Chennai, India
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai (B.Com.)
IIM Bangalore (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
UCLA Anderson School of Management (M.B.A. & Ph.D.)
Occupation(s)Professor, author
EmployerNew York University Stern School of Business
Known forFinance and Investment research
ParentDamodaran Mudaliyar
AwardsRichard L. Rosenthal Award for Innovation in Investment Management and Corporate Finance
Herbert Simon Award
WebsiteDamodaran Online · blog

Aswath Damodaran (born 24 September 1957),[1] is a Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University (Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education), where he teaches corporate finance and equity valuation.


Damodaran is best known as the author of several widely used academic and practitioner texts on Valuation, Corporate Finance and Investment Management as well as provider of comprehensive data for valuation purposes.[2] He has written several books on equity valuation, as well as on corporate finance and investments.[3]

He was born in Chennai, India.[4][5] He holds M.B.A and Ph.D. degrees from the UCLA Anderson, along with a B.Com. in Accounting from Loyola College, Chennai and a P.G.D.M. from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.[3][6] He served as visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley from 1984 to 1986, and has been a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business since 1986, where he teaches corporate finance and equity valuation.

Damodaran also teaches on the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, an alliance of NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management.[7] He also teaches the "Valuation" Open Enrollment program for Stern Executive Education.[8] Damodaran also teaches on the "Advanced Valuation" and "Corporate Finance" online certificates at NYU Stern.[9]


  • Applied Corporate Finance (2015) [10]
  • Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance (1994)
  • Damodaran on Valuation, Study Guide: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance (1994)
  • Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset (1995)
  • Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice (1996)
  • Corporate Finance: Theory & Practice Test Bank (1997)
  • Corporate Finance, Study Guide and Problems Manual: Theory and Practice (1997)
  • Applied Corporate Finance: A User's Manual (1998)
  • The Dark Side of Valuation: Valuing Old Tech, New Tech, and New Economy Companies (2001) 2nd Edition (2009)
  • The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements 3rd Edition (2002)
  • Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting (2002)
  • Core Concepts of Applied Corporate Finance (2003)
  • Caliber Course Using Corporate Finance, 2nd Edition (2003)
  • Investment Philosophies: Successful Strategies and the Investors Who Made Them Work (2003)
  • Investment Philosophies: Successful Investment Philosophies and the Greatest Investors Who Made Them Work (2003)
  • Investment Fables: Exposing the Myths of "Can't Miss" Investment Strategies (2004)
  • Valuation Approaches and Metrics: A Survey of the Theory and Evidence (2005)
  • Foundations and Trends: Valuation Approaches and Metrics: A Survey of the Theory and Evidence (2005)
  • Strategic Risk Taking: A Framework For Risk Management (2007)
  • The Little Book of Valuation: How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock and Profit (2011)
  • Investment Valuation: Tools And Techniques For Determining The Value Of Any Asset, 3rd Edition (2012)
  • Applied Corporate Finance (ACF), 4th Edition (2014)
  • Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business (2017)

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  1. ^ Damodaran, Aswath, Library of Congress
  2. ^ Data Page, Damodaran Data Page, New York University
  3. ^ a b Aswath Damodaran IIM Bangalore Archived 2 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Aswath Damodaran — Social Science Encyclopedia". Social Science Encyclopedia. Retrieved 30 January 2024.
  5. ^ Education, -Kerschner Family Chair in Finance. "NYU Stern - Aswath Damodaran - Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education". Retrieved 30 January 2024.
  6. ^ Gill, Tanvir (27 June 2017). "Valuation guru Damodaran says he's no Aswath; for him 3 most freeing words are 'I was wrong'". The Economic Times. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  7. ^ TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program
  8. ^ "Stern Executive Education". Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  9. ^ NYU Stern Executive Education Faculty - Aswath Damodaran
  10. ^ "Applied Corporate Finance". (4th ed.). 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2024.

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