Ian Gow is an assistant professor of business administration in the Accounting and Management unit of Harvard Business School. Professor Gow teaches the second-year M.B.A course, “Business Analysis and Valuation.” He also teaches in the HBS Executive Education and doctoral programs. Professor Gow previously taught the first-year M.B.A. course, “Financial Reporting and Control.”
His primary research interests relate to the use of accounting information in markets and contracts, valuation, regulation of capital markets, and corporate governance. Professor Gow’s work has been published in The Accounting Review and the Journal of Financial Economics.
Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Professor Gow was an assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His professional experience includes positions at Morgan Stanley, General Motors, Stern Stewart & Co., and Andersen Consulting.
Professor Gow received a Ph.D. in business from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business; an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School; and a bachelor of commerce in accounting and bachelor of laws, both from the University of New South Wales.