Shyam Sunder

James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Dr. Shyam Sunder is the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the Yale School of Management; Professor in the Department of Economics; and Fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. He is a world-renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist. His research contributions include financial reporting, information in security markets, statistical theory of valuation, and design of electronic markets. He is a pioneer in the fields of experimental finance and experimental macroeconomics. Dr. Sunder has won many awards for his research that includes six books and more than 200 articles in the leading journals of accounting, economics and finance, as well as in popular media. Dr. Sunder’s current research includes the problem of structuring U.S. and international accounting and auditing institutions to obtain a judicious and efficient balance between regulatory oversight and market competition. He is a past president of the American Accounting Association, former director of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale, honorary research director of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, and distinguished fellow of the Center for Study of Science and Technology Policy in Bengaluru.


  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 1974
  • MS, Carnegie Mellon University (Industrial Administration), 1972


International Experience: Brazil
MGT 416
Corporate Governance
MGT 840
Management Leadership & Literature
MGT 889
Security Analysis & Valuation
MGT 948
Accounting & Finance Boot Camp
MGT 844


Selected Articles

S. Sunder
Cato Institute Daily Commentary
S. Sunder
Accounting and business research
K. Jamal and S. Sunder
Accounting, Organizations and Society
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A convivium


Outstanding Educator
American Accounting Association
American Accounting Association
Distinguished Lecturer
Center for Computational Finance and Economic Agents, University of Essex, UK
Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer
American Accounting Association
Presidential Research Lecturer
American Accounting Association
Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
American Institute of CPA's and American Accounting Association
1982, 1998
Chair, Faculty Organization and Senate
Carnegie Mellon University
Director of Research
American Accounting Association
Member, Founding Executive Committee
Economic Science Association
Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation National Accounting Award
Manuscript Award
American Accounting Association


Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
Editorial Board
Experimental Economics
Editorial Board
Indian Accounting Review
Editorial Board
Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory
Editorial Board


  • Academy for Government Accountability, 2006-2008
  • American Accounting Association, 2005-2008
  • International Association for Accounting, Education, and Research, 2006-2007
  • World Computer Exchange, 2000-2009
  • GMex, Inc., 1999-2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees, 1997-98
  • Financial Executives Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1995-99
  • Economic Science Association