August 20, 2020
Tepper School Ph.D. Graduate, Shyam Sunder, Inducted Into Accounting Hall of Fame
Shyam Sunder, the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the Yale School of Management and Professor (by courtesy) in the Department of Economics, is a renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist. His research contributions to accounting include financial reporting, information in security markets, statistical theory of valuation, social norms, and regulation.
He is a pioneer in the fields of experimental finance and experimental macroeconomics. Sunder’s research includes ten books and more than 220 articles in the leading journals of accounting, economics, and finance, as well as in popular media. His monograph, Theory of Accounting and Control (1997), has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. He and his research have been awarded multiple honors including the AAA/PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (2013), the AAA Distinguished International Lecturer (2000), and the AAA Presidential Research Lecturer (1999).
He is a two-time recipient of the AAA/AICPA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (1982, 1998) and recipient of the Competitive Manuscript Award (1975). He is a past president (2006-2007) and director of research (1988-1990) of the AAA, former director of Yale’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, and fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center, distinguished fellow of the Center for Study of Science and Technology Policy in Bengaluru, and research fellow of Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University. He is also a member of the International Academic Advisory Boards of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, and the Business School of Jindal Global University, Sonepat, India. He is a founding editor of Accounting, Economics, and Law: A Convivium.
Before moving to the United States, Sunder was educated at IIT Kharagpur, Indian Railways School of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at Jamalpur. Subsequently, he received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1974. Before coming to Yale University, he served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, IIM Ahmedabad, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota, and Carnegie Mellon University.