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Sunil Dutta - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Sunil Dutta Sunil Dutta

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | William D. Crawford Chair in Taxation and Accounting | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

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Areas of Expertise (5)

Incentive Contracts

Performance Measures

Financial Disclosures

Cost of Capital

Earnings Management

About

Sunil Dutta is the William D. Crawford Chair in Taxation and Accounting at the Haas School of Business. He received his BS in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and his MBA in accounting and PhD in business administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

His recent research activities have focused on two broad themes. The first theme investigates the use of accounting information for internal decision making and managerial performance evaluation purposes. The second research stream focuses on the interaction between companies’ financial reporting choices and pricing of their securities in capital markets. Dutta has published numerous articles on these and other related topics in major academic journals, such as Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Review of Accounting Studies. He is a member of the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and Review of Accounting Studies. He won the Best Paper Award of the Review of Accounting Studies Conference in 1999 and 2001.

Dutta has extensive experience teaching financial and managerial accounting to MBA students and corporate executives. He has been rated an outstanding professor by the students.

Education (3)

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management: PhD, Business Administration

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management: MBA, Accounting

Indian Institute of Technology: BS, Engineering

Honors & Awards (5)

Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference

2001

Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference

1999

Schwabacher Fellowship

1998 – 1999

Club 6 Member, Haas School of Business

(for teaching excellence, based on student evaluations)

Junior Faculty Research Grant, UC Berkeley

1996

Selected External Service & Affiliations (4)

  • Foundations and Trends in Accounting : Editor
  • Management Science : Associate Editor, 2006 - 2015
  • Editorial Boards: The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies
  • Reviewer: The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Theoretical and Institutional Economics

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 1996

2019 – present, William D. Crawford Chair in Taxation and Accounting, Haas School of Business 2008 – 2019, Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Distinguished Professor of Accounting and International Business, Haas School of Business 2009 – 2013, Director of the PhD Program 2002 – 2008, Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Distinguished Associate Professor of Accounting and International Business, Haas School of Business 1996 – 2002, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business 1994 – 1996, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia

Selected Papers & Publications (7)

Dynamic Effects of Information Disclosure on Investment Journal of Accounting Research

Sunil Dutta and Alexander Nezlobin

2017

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Identifying Conditional Conservatism in Accounting Data: Theory and Evidence The Accounting Review

Sunil Dutta and Panos, N. Patatoukas

2017

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Information disclosure, firm growth, and the cost of capital Journal of Financial Economics

Sunil Dutta and Alexander Nezlobin

2017

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Earnings Management and Dynamic Incentives Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting

S. Dutta and Q. Fan

2016

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Equilibrium Earnings Management and Managerial Compensation in a Multi-period Agency Setting Review of Accounting Studies

Dutta, S., Fan, Q.

2014

Incentives for Innovation and Centralized versus Delegated Capital Budgeting Journal of Accounting and Economics

Dutta S., Fan, Q.

2012

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Decentralized Capacity Management and Internal Pricing Review of Accounting Studies

Dutta, S., Reichelstein S.

2010

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Teaching (4)

Financial Accounting

MBA 202

Financial Accounting

EWMBA 202

Analytical Research in Accounting

PHDBA 229C

Doctoral Seminar in Accounting

PHDBA 229S