Contact

E-mail:
a.raghunandan@lse.ac.uk
Address:
Aneesh Raghunandan
Room 2.17,
Old Building
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

About me

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the London School of Economics. I received a PhD in Accounting from Stanford University in 2017. Prior to that, I worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. I graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a BS in Applied Mathematics and a BA in Economics.

My research interests span non-financial misconduct, ESG issues, political connections (especially subsidies), and auditing. I employ both analytical and empirical methods.

You can find my official LSE webpage here.

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Aneesh Raghunandan

Interests

My research interests span non-financial misconduct, ESG issues, political connections (especially subsidies), and auditing. If there is no link to a paper below, please contact me directly if you would like a copy. I'm also not great at coming up with titles for papers, so the most recent SSRN versions of papers might have different titles from what's on my website. The titles listed below will generally be the most updated.


Publications

Financial Misconduct and Employee Mistreatment: Evidence from Wage Theft
Forthcoming, Review of Accounting Studies

- Best Paper Award, 2020 RAST Conference

Are audit fees discounted in initial year audit engagements? (with Abhijit Barua and Clive Lennox)
Journal of Accounting and Economics 69(2-3), 2020.

Working papers

Do Socially Responsible Firms Walk the Talk? (with Shiva Rajgopal)

- Wall Street Journal op-ed (December 2, 2019)

Do ESG Funds Make Stakeholder-Friendly Investments? (with Shiva Rajgopal)

Tax Subsidy Information and Local Economic Effects (with Lisa De Simone and Rebecca Lester)

Government Subsidies and Corporate Misconduct

Selfish Regulators, Transparency, and Misreporting

Two-Sided Matching in the Audit Market (with Ken Li and Maureen McNichols)

Institutional Ownership and Workplace Misconduct: Evidence from U.S. Federal Violations (with Xi Li)

Are Carbon Emissions Associated with Stock Returns? (with Jitendra Aswani and Shiva Rajgopal)

Real Effects of Information Frictions Within Regulators: Evidence from Workplace Safety (with Thomas Ruchti)

Mandatory Gender Pay Inequity Disclosure in the UK: Did Inequity Fall and Do these Disclosures Affect Firm Value? (with Shiva Rajgopal)


Media coverage

Bloomberg (October 15, 2020)

The Economist (September 19, 2020)

SEC speech (August 27, 2020)

Financial Times (August 23, 2020)

Financial Times (August 20, 2020)

Los Angeles Times (August 19, 2020)

Forbes (August 19, 2020)

Bloomberg Money Stuff (April 14, 2020)

Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (May 8, 2019)

My CV is below: