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Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

James L. Frank Professor Emeritus 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 and Professor in the Department of Economics. He is a 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 ten books and more than 220 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, 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.


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

Selected Works



Working Papers


  • Outstanding Educator, American Accounting Association, 2013
  • President, American Accounting Association, 2006-2007
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Center for Computational Finance and Economic Agents, University of Essex, UK,
  • Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer, American Accounting Association, 2000
  • Presidential Research Lecturer, American Accounting Association, 1999
  • 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, 1997-1998
  • Director of Research, American Accounting Association, 1988-1990
  • Member, Founding Executive Committee, Economic Science Association,
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation National Accounting Award, 1982
  • Manuscript Award, American Accounting Association, 1975