Swaminathan (Sri) Sridharan is the John and Norma Darling Distinguished Professor in Financial Accounting. Professor Sridharan's research focuses on asset valuation with a focus on different information structures, risk management strategies, firms' resource allocation decisions in the context of asymmetric information, optimal contract design and corporate disclosures. His papers have been published in such journals as The RAND Journal of Economics, The Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Review. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.
Professor Sridharan teaches both managerial and financial accounting at the MBA level and at the Northwestern University's Pritzker Law School. He was a 2003 recipient of the Chair's Core Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in the MBA program. He also teaches at the executive MBA level as well as in several of Kellogg's international programs. At the doctoral level, he offers a seminar on Information Economics and Analytical Accounting Research. He joined the Kellogg School faculty in 1990 after receiving his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior work experience included work as the Chief Financial Officer for a group of international manufacturing companies and as a Senior Manager and Partner in an accounting firm in Chennai, India.
Valuation of Assets, strategic resource allocation and disclosure management by firms, design of contracts, and information economics
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