Saurav Dutta

Position: Associate Professor
Office: (518) 956-8317
Website: SSRN
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Professor Dutta teaches advanced accounting, accounting theory and statistical methods in accounting, and conducts research on auditing, sustainability and forensic accounting. He is the author of a book, monograph and over 30 journal articles published in academic and practitioner journals. Dutta has been engaged as an expert to design statistical procedures in connection with many high profile class actions under the jurisdiction of, among others, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York State Attorney General, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Kansas

Bachelor of Technology Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Positions Held

Rutgers University 1991-1999

Baruch College (CUNY) 2006-07

Securities and Exchange Commission 2010-11


Recent Publications

Caplan, D., S.K. Dutta, and Z. Liu. Are material weaknesses in internal controls associated with poor M&A decisions? Evidence from goodwill impairment. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (Forthcoming).

Caplan, D., and S.K. Dutta. 2016. Managing the risk of misleading financial metrics in annual reports: A first step towards providing assurance over management’s discussion. Journal of Accounting Literature. 36 (June): 1–27.

Dutta, S. K., R. A. Lawson, and D. J. Marcinko. 2016. "A management control system to support corporate sustainability strategies." Advances in Accounting 32: 10-17.

Dutta, S.K., D.H. Caplan, and D.J. Marcinko. 2014. Blurred Vision, Perilous Future: Management Fraud at Olympus. Issues in Accounting Education 29 (3): 459–480.

Dutta, S.K., D.H. Caplan, and D.J. Marcinko. 2014. Growing Pains at Groupon. Issues in Accounting Education 29 (1): 229–245.


Dutta, S. K., R.A. Lawson and D.J. Marcinko. 2013. Alignment of performance measurement to sustainability objectives: A variance-based framework. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.


Honors and Awards

Academic Fellow in the Office of Chief Accountant,

Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington D.C.

Robert Beyer Silver Medal for second highest score in the CMA examination.

National Talent Search Scholarship awarded by NCERT, India.