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Sanjay Gupta

Russel E. Palmer

Endowed Professor


Michigan State University, USA

PhD: Michigan State University, USA


Sanjay Gupta is the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accountancy and Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Prior to returning to MSU in 2007, he held several different positions in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. At ASU, he was the Henry & Horne Professor of Accountancy, Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, and Director of the Master of Accountancy & Information Systems and the Masters of Taxation programs.

His teaching has been recognized by the Broad School’s Executive MBA Class of 2010 with the Faculty Excellence Award, and the Arizona Society of CPAs with the Accounting Education Innovation Award and the Outstanding Educator Award. He was chosen by MSU for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s (CIC) Academic Leaders Program and the CIC’s Department Executive Officers’ Seminar.

His research focuses on corporate and individual tax policy issues. He has written extensively on corporate tax burdens, corporate responses to changes in tax incentives, and the interaction of taxes and financial reporting. He has published in leading tax and accounting journals including the National Tax Journal, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Tax Notes. His research on the political economy of corporate taxation and state corporate tax issues has been cited in the media and at public policy forums.

He has consulted for the Big 4 public accounting firms, the U.S. Government (Bureau of Economic Affairs), consulting firms (Charles River Associates, Equity Methods), and industry (Motorola, Sempra Energy). He serves on the University of Notre Dame Accounting Advisory Board, the MSU-CIBER Advisory Board, and has served on AACSB Accreditation Teams and as an External Reviewer for various university programs.

Professor Sanjay Gupta received his Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai, Bachelor of Laws from Calcutta University, Masters of Accountancy from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.