Chandra Kanodia

Professor, Arthur Andersen & Co./Kullberg Chair in Accounting and Information Systems
Carlson, Accounting


  • BCom 1966
    commerce University of Bombay

  • MBA 1969
    Indian Institute of Management

  • MS 1976
    accounting Carnegie Mellon University

  • PhD 1978
    industrial administration Carnegie Mellon University


  • Accounting measurement and disclosure
  • Incentives and control in organizations

Chandra Kanodia earned his PhD in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University where he also received his master's in accounting. He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Research and the Review of Accounting Studies. Besides being published in these journals, his work also appears in Management Science, The Accounting Review, and Econometrica.

Selected Works

  • "Investment and Disclosure: The Disciplinary Role of Periodic Performance Reports," C. Kanodia and D. Lee, Journal of Accounting Research (1998).
  • "Real Effects of Separating Investment and Operating Cash Flows," C. Kanodia and A. Mukherji, Review of Accounting Studies (1996).
  • "Strategic Sampling in Agencies," C. Kanodia and R. Bushman, Management Science (1996).
  • "Audit Pricing, Lowballing, and Auditor Turnover: A Dynamic Analysis," C. Kanodia and A. Mukherji, The Accounting Review (1994).
  • "Escalation Error: An Explanation Based on Reputation and Information Asymmetries," C. Kanodia, R. Bushman, and J. Dickhaut, Journal of Accounting Research (1989).
  • "Effects of Shareholder Information on Corporate Decisions and Capital Market Equilibrium," C. Kanodia, Econometrica (1980).

Current Activities

Administrative Appointments

  • Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee
  • Incentives and Management Group

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial board, Journal of Accounting Research
  • Editorial board, Review of Accounting Studies
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