Leonard N. Stern School of Business


Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Professor of Accounting, KPMG Faculty Fellow

Eli Bartov is a Professor of Accounting at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He served as the Director of the Accounting Doctoral Program from 2001 to 2010. Professor Bartov received his Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and his C.P.A. certification in 1979.

At the Stern School, Professor Bartov teaches courses in financial accounting and reporting, financial statement analysis, international accounting and financial statement analysis, and empirical research in financial accounting.

A popular professor with students, Professor Bartov was the recipient of the 2010 Excellence In Teaching award, and the 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Great Professor” awards from the NYU Stern Executive MBA program.

Professor Bartov's research focuses on executive compensation, executive stock options, earnings management, earnings expectation management, and various aspects of equity valuation and trading strategies. Examples of his current work include: "Private Information, Earnings Manipulations, and Executive Stock Option Exercises," "Accrual Management, Investor Sophistication, and Equity Valuation: Evidence from Form 10-Q Filings," "Investor Sophistication and Patterns in Stock Returns after Earnings Announcements," "The Rewards for Meeting-or-Beating Earnings Expectations," and "Post Loss/Profit Announcement Drift." He has published extensively in leading accounting and finance academic journals on both theoretical and empirical subjects. In addition, he contributed a chapter entitled "Executive Compensation in the Litigation Setting," to the book, "Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert."

Professor Bartov has been invited to lecture on executive compensation and stock options, earnings management, equity valuation, and related topics before academic and professional audiences not only in the U.S., but also in Canada, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Australia. He has also testified on issues related to financial reporting, executive compensation, insider trading and equity valuation in securities fraud cases, contract disputes, and other litigation.

Research Interests

  • Executive Stock Options
  • Executive Compensation
  • Earnings Management
  • Earnings Expectations Management
  • Equity Valuation

Courses Taught

  • Empirical research in financial accounting
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Financial statement analysis
  • International accounting and financial statement analysis

Academic Background

Ph.D., Accounting, 1989
University of California, Berkeley

C.P.A., 1979

B.A., Accounting and Economics, 1977
Tel Aviv University

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