Andrew Gordon Sutherland

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Andrew Gordon Sutherland

About

Andrew Sutherland is the Ford International Career Development Professor of Accounting and an Associate Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He studies information asymmetries in commercial lending markets. This work often focuses on entrepreneurs and privately held firms, and examines bank monitoring, bank specialization, auditing, competition, and information sharing technology. He also conducts research on financial misconduct and its role in audit markets, as well as the effects of ethics training on misconduct.

Sutherland previously worked as a consultant advising companies throughout the U.S. and Latin America on valuation, investment policy, performance measurement, and executive compensation.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from York University, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He teaches in the MBA and Master of Finance programs at MIT Sloan.

Honors

Sutherland wins Best Archival Paper Award

Publications

"Institutional Investor Attention and Firm Disclosure."

Abramova, Inna, John E. Core, and Andrew Sutherland. The Accounting Review. Forthcoming. SSRN.

"Regulatory Spillovers in Common Audit Markets."

Duguay, Raphael, Michael Minnis, and Andrew Sutherland. Management Science. Forthcoming. Download Paper.

"Auditors are Known by the Companies They Keep."

Cook, Jonathan, Zachary T. Kowaleski, Michael Minnis, Andrew Sutherland, and Karla Zehms. Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 69, No. 2-3 (2020): 1-72.

"Learning about Competitors: Evidence from SME Lending."

Darmouni, Olivier, and Andrew Sutherland, Working Paper. 2020. SSRN.

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