Tharindra Ranasinghe

Tharindra Ranasinghe

Dr. Tharindra Ranasinghe, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance, joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2016. Prior to joining the Smith School, Tharindra was a faculty member at the Singapore Management University. His teaching interests include both financial and managerial accounting. Tharindra conducts empirical research on hedging and derivative instruments, executive compensation, and voluntary disclosure. His research has been published in the Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Tharindra earned his doctorate degree from the University of Houston and he is also a CFA charterholder. Tharindra also possesses industry experience as a management accountant and a buy-side financial analyst.

Why Big CEO-to-Employee Pay Gaps Aren’t All Bad

Maybe those sky-high CEO salaries aren't an entirely bad thing. For years, critics have charged that the vast and widening gap between the pay packages for chief executives and a company's average employee (commonly referred to as the CEO pay ratio) is a moral failing on society. Others have claimed that it reflects a weak corporate governance structure, blaming boards of directors for heaping needlessly large compensation packets into the laps of top executives, at the expense of company productivity and profitability. New research suggests otherwise. Read more...

Tharindra Ranasinghe

Dr. Tharindra Ranasinghe, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance, joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2016. Prior to joining the Smith School, Tharindra was a faculty member at the Singapore Management University. His teaching interests include both financial and managerial accounting. Tharindra conducts empirical research on hedging and derivative instruments, executive compensation, and voluntary disclosure. His research has been published in the Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

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