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Chandra Kanodia

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


  • 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


  • The effect of accounting standards and disclosure requirements on business strategy.
  • The design of incentives and control in decentralized 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 boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting and has served on the editorial board of the Review of Accounting Studies. Besides being published in these journals, his work also appears in The Accounting Review, Econometrica, Games & Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Management Science.

Selected Works

"Effects of Shareholder Information on Corporate Decisions and Capital Market Equilibrium", Econometrica (1980)
“Investment and Disclosure: The Disciplinary Role of Periodic Performance Reports” (with D. Lee), Journal of Accounting Research, (1998)
“Hedge Disclosures, Futures Prices and Production Distortions” (with A. Mukherji, H. Sapra and R. Venugopalan), Journal of Accounting Research (2000)
“Should Intangibles be Measured: What are the Economic Tradeoffs”, (with H. Sapra and R. Venugopalan), Journal of Accounting Research (2004)
"Imprecision in Accounting Measurement: Can it be Value Enhancing”, (with R. Singh and A. Spero), Journal of Accounting Research (2005)
“Accounting Disclosure and Real Effects”, Foundations and Trends in Accounting (2007)
“Accounting Conservatism and the Efficiency of Debt Contracts” (with F. Gigler, H. Sapra and R. Venugopalan), Journal of Accounting Research (2009)
“Does Information Transparency Decrease Coordination Failure?” (with R. Anctil, J. Dickhaut and C. Johnson), Games & Economic Behavior (2010)
“How Frequent Financial Reporting Causes Managerial Short-Termism: An Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Increasing Reporting Frequency” (with F. Gigler, H. Sapra and R. Venugopalan), Journal of Accounting Research (2014)

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