Professor of Accounting
Professor Sugata Roychowdhury’s research focuses on the influence of managers’ incentives on
their reporting and disclosure choices, as well as operational and investment decisions. His most
recent research focuses on the interaction between voluntary and mandatory disclosures, the
implications of capital market developments, regulatory guidelines and corporate courts for
managers’ reporting choices, and the real consequences of these choices. His work has been
published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE),
Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), The Accounting Review (TAR) and the Review of
Accounting Studies (RAS).
Professor Roychowdhury is on the editorial review board of TAR and JAE, and an Associate Editor
at JAR. Over his career, he has taught "Doctoral Seminar in Empirical Financial Accounting" to
Ph.D. students, “Financial Accounting” to MBA students, "Managerial Accounting" to
undergraduate students, and “Cost Accounting” to Masters-of-Science students. At Boston College
(BC) he was the director of the PhD program, and the Managerial Accounting Core Co-ordinator.
He has been on the Dean’s “Teaching Star” list at BC. Prior to joining Boston College, he spent
seven years at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, where he was the Financial Accounting
Core Co-ordinator, held the Theodore T. Miller (1922) Career Development Chair for research,
and was a multiple recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.