Sunil Dutta

Chair, Haas Accounting Group
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Professor Sunil Dutta is the Egon and Joan von Kaschnitz Distinguished Professor of Accounting and International Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Dutta has been with the Haas School of Business since 1996. He received his B.S. (engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, M.B.A. and Ph.D. (Business Administration) from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.



Professor Dutta has had extensive experience teaching financial and managerial accounting to MBA students and corporate executives. He has been rated an outstanding professor by the students. 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 stream of Professor Dutta’s research focuses on the interaction between companies' financial reporting choices and pricing of their securities in capital markets.

Professor 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. Professor Dutta won the Best Paper Award of the Review of Accounting Studies Conference in 1999 and 2001.
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Academic Background 

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

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

MS, Applied Chemistry, University of Minnesota

BS, Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Equilibrium Earnings Management and Managerial Compensation in a Multiperiod Agency Setting

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Awards & Honors 
  • Best Paper Award of the 2001 Review of Accounting Studies Conference
  • Best Paper Award of the 1999 Review of Accounting Studies Conference
  • Schwabacher Fellowship, 1998-99
  • Club 6 Member, Haas School of Business, (for teaching excellence, based on student evaluations)
  • Junior Faculty Research Grant, UC Berkeley, 1996
  • Research Grant, Canadian Academic Accounting Association
Programs for Individuals 
Academic Background 

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

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

MS, Applied Chemistry, University of Minnesota

BS, Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Equilibrium Earnings Management and Managerial Compensation in a Multiperiod Agency Setting

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VIEW MORE