N.K. Chidambaran

N.K. Chidambaran - Business faculty

Associate Professor
Finance and Business Economics
Joined Fordham: 2008

General Information:
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 518,
New York, NY 10023

Email: chidambaran@fordham.edu


N.K. Chidambaran is an associate professor of finance at the Gabelli School of Business. Prior to his career at Fordham, he served on the faculty at Rutgers University and Tulane University.

Professor Chidambaran teaches corporate finance, corporate governance and risk management, and he does research in corporate finance and financial derivatives. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Derivatives and the Financial Analysts Journal, as well as in books and as part of conference proceedings. He has made presentations at major academic conferences.

Professor Chidambaran received his doctorate from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


  • Bachelor's: B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Master's: M. Phil, Finance, New York University
  • PhD: Finance, New York University

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management


  • Chidambaran, N. K., Darius Palia, and Yudan Zheng, 2012, "Does Changing Corporate Governance Alone Result in Better Firm Performance?" Financial Decisions, Summer, Article 2.
  • Brick, Ivan, N. K. Chidambaran, and Howard Tuckman, 2012, Corporate Director Independence, Actions, and Ethics: A Survey, Accounting and Finance Research 1, pp. 116-133.
  • Chidambaran, N. K., 2011, “Corporate Governance: Lessons from the crisis," Journal of Applied Finance, Proceedings of the 2010 Financial Management Association Meetings, Forthcoming.
  • Chidambaran, N. K., 2010, “Genetic Programming," in: Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management, editors: Cheng-Few Lee, Alice C. Lee, and John Lee, Springer Verlag.
  • Brick, Ivan, and N. K. Chidambaran, 2010, “Board Monitoring, Committee Structure and Firm Value," Journal of Corporate Finance 16, pp. 533-553.
  • Chidambaran, N. K., Kose John, Zhaoyun Shangguan, Gopala Vasudevan, 2010, “Hot and Cold Merger Markets," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 34, pp. 327-349.
  • Brick, Ivan, and N. K. Chidambaran, 2008, “Board Monitoring, Firm Risk, and External Regulation," Journal of Regulatory Economics 33, pp. 87-116.
  • Chidambaran, N. K., 2007, “Density estimation through quasi-analytic Monte-Carlo simulation: Options arbitrage with transactions costs," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 28, pp. 101-122
  • Chidambaran, N. K., and Nagpurnanand R. Prabhala, 2003, Executive Stock Option Repricing, Internal Governance Mechanisms, and Management Turnover, Journal of Financial Economics 69, pp 153-189.
  • Chidambaran, N. K., Chitru Fernando, and Paul Spindt, 2001, Credit Enhancement through Financial Engineering: Freeport McMoRan’s Gold-denominated depositary shares, Journal of Financial Economics 60, pp. 487-528.