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Gauri Bhat

Gauri Bhat


Assistant Professor

PhD, Accounting, University of Toronto, 2008

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Gauri Bhat is an assistant professor of accounting.  Her research has been published in accounting journals and focuses on financial reporting by financial institutions, risk management disclosures, and the role of accounting in credit default swap markets.  She has taught financial statement analysis for banks, financial accounting, and management accounting courses at graduate and undergraduate level.  She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto.  She holds professional designations as a chartered accountant and a cost accountant, and is a CFA charter holder.  Most recently, she served as a faculty member at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis.  Before entering academia, she worked as an auditor with KPMG and held a management position in the Corporate Banking Risk Administration Group at Citibank.

Recent publications

Bhat, G., Callen, J., and Segal, D. 2015. Testing the Transparency Implications of Mandatory IFRS Adoption: The Spread/Maturity Relation of Credit Default Swaps. Management Science. Accepted.

Bhat, G. and Ryan S. 2015. The Impact of Risk-Modeling Disclosures on the Market Perception of Banks' Estimated Fair Value Gains and Losses for Financial Instruments. Accounting, Organizations and Society. Forthcoming.

Bhat, G., J. L. Callen, and D. Segal, 2014 Credit risk and ifrs: The case of credit default swaps. Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance 29(2): 129-162.

Bhat, G., Frankel, R., and Martin, X., Panacea, Pandora's box, or placebo: Feedback in bank mortgage-backed security holdings and fair value accounting, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Volume 52, Issues 2-3, November 2011, Pages 153-173, ISSN 0165-4101, 10.1016/j.jacceco.2011.06.002.

Bhat, G., Hope, O. and Kang, T. "Does Corporate Governance Transparency Affect the Accuracy of Analyst Forecasts?” Accounting and Finance, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 715-732, December 2006.


Academic Experience
Analysis of Financial Institutions and Financial Instruments
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Courses Routinely Taught
ACCT 2302 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACCT 6205 Managerial Accounting I