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Alex Thevaranjan

Alex Thevaranjan

Associate Professor of Accounting

Room: 639
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Ph D, University of Minnesota (Accounting)

Research Topics

  • Agency theory
  • Managerial accounting
  • Incentive schemes
  • The ethics of economics
  • Economic solutions to spam
  • Ethical leadership

Professor Thevaranjan teaches courses in financial and managerial accounting and has a special interest in teaching students to understand the role of ethics in organizational decision making. In the past, he also directed the Whitman/SU summer internship program in Singapore.

Professor Thevaranjan’s research revolves around agency theory and organizational control. The main contribution of his research has been in extending the principal-agent framework to study issues pertaining to ethics and effort allocation.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Teaching Award - Syracuse University (1993)
  • Heilman Award for Excellence in Teaching - University of Minnesota (1992)