Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration
Chair, MBA Elective Curriculum
Research I research topics in management accounting. In particular, I am interested in performance evaluation and incentives. I am using field experiments to understand how firms can use incentives and performance feedback to improve performance. I am studying how financial incentives can be used as a catlyst to form desirable habits and to harness other motivators such as peer pressure. I use analytical modeling and field data to research this topic. I am also very interested in understanding how CEO compensation affects the risk levels at banks.
- Phd in Business, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, June 1995
- MA in Economics, Economics Department Stanford University, June 1994
- MS in Statistics, Statistics Department Stanford University, June 1993
- MBA, IIMA, India, March 1990
- Chartered Accountancy, Madras, India, May 1988
- Bachelors in Commerce, University of Madras, May 1988
- September 1994 to present - Professor, Harvard Business School. I have taught Financial Reporting and Control (a first-year required course), Measuring and Driving Corporate Performance (a second-year elective), Management Control and Performance Measurement (a doctoral course), and several executive education courses.
- March 1985 to May 1988 - Audit Assistant with J. Gowrikanthan & Co., Chartered Accountants, Madras.