Sugata Roychowdhury

Associate Professor of Accounting


Sugata  Roychowdhury Sugata Roychowdhury is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College. He joined Boston College after spending seven years at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, where he was a multiple recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. At Boston College, Professor Roychowdhury is the Core-Coordinator for Managerial Accounting and also teaches a PhD. level Seminar Course in Empirical Accounting Research. He received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Professor Roychowdhury worked as a credit rating analyst.

In his research, Professor Roychowdhury has investigated conditions under which managers manipulate their real operational activities to meet earnings targets. Currently, he primarily focuses on the influence of managers’ strategic incentives on their reporting and disclosure choices, as well as the real consequences of these choices. He is also highly interested in how financial market developments, the political environment and regulatory guidelines shape managers’ reporting choices. His work has been published in the leading academic journals, including Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Accounting & Economics.

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