Menu

Search

Saurav Dutta

Saurav Dutta

Head of School at the School of Accounting, Curtin University
The new Head of School at the School of Accounting, Professor Saurav Dutta joins Curtin from New York, USA. Throughout his academic career spanning over 25 years, he has engaged in high-impact research which has greatly informed industry practices, including his work on uncovering Lehman’s Repo 105 accounting practices. In the United States, he has influenced public policy in his role as an Academic Fellow in the Office of Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In that role, from 2010 to 2012, he helped implement the Dodd-Frank Act and other measures from ‘lessons learned’ during the 2007-08 global financial crisis. He worked closely with then Chief Accountant, Mr. James Kroeker, who is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). While at the SEC, Saurav also served as a liaison with FASB, PCAOB, IASB and IAASB, all of which are critical standard-setting bodies that affect the accounting profession.

Saurav has also been engaged by the New York State Attorney General’s Office to investigate billing practices for a multi-national wholesale distributor. He was engaged by the SEC to determine appropriateness of AIG’s derivative accounting and United Rentals’ consolidation accounting resulting in settlement and imposition of monetary fines on the companies. Under the purview of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York, he was involved in designing statistical procedures to aid in the disbursement of amounts ranging between $500 million and $6.1 billion for settlements of MCI-WorldCom, Global Crossing, Cendant, and HealthSouth, relating to their fraudulent financial reporting. He was also involved with the reparations of more than 400 million Swiss Francs from the Swiss banks to Holocaust victims, under the purview of the U.S. District Court of Eastern New York.

Saurav has authored a book, Statistical Techniques for Forensic Accounting, published by Financial Times Press in 2013. He has also authored White Papers and Course material for the Institute of Management Accounting. He has published more than 40 academic papers in reputed U.S. and international journals and has presented his work in numerous national and international venues.

What's the difference between credit and debt? How Afterpay and other 'BNPL' providers skirt consumer laws

Jun 04, 2019 05:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

Credit used to be straightforward. A company that let you own something and pay for it over time was called a credit provider. It might be a bank, a department store or a credit-card company. Now there are buy now, pay...

1 

Economy

U.S. Treasury yields slightly recover on stabilising risk sentiments overnight; uncertainties still hover

The U.S. Treasury yields recovered during Fridays afternoon session as risk sentiments started to stabilize overnight, following comments from President Donald Trump that a call with China is scheduled around the corner...

Persistent trade-tensions likely to cap the upside on overall investment activity in Malaysia, says ANZ Research

Persistent trade-tensions and subdued demand for technology products to cap the upside on overall investment activity from re-negotiated public projects in Malaysia, according to the latest report from ANZ...

JGBs mixed in muted trading session amid ongoing global economic worries

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on Friday amid ongoing global economic worries in a muted trading session that barely witnessed any data of esteemed economic significance. At close, the yield on the...

USD/HKD likely to slide towards 7.80 in weeks ahead as market conditions could improve in the SAR of China, says Scotiabank

The USD/HKD currency pair is expected to slide towards 7.80 in the weeks ahead as market conditions could finally improve in the SAR of China, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. Fading yield...

Australian bonds mixed in subdued trade; 10-year yield hovers near all-time low

The Australian government bonds traded mixed in subdued Asian session on Friday as global risk appetite attempted to stabilize amid better-than-expected U.S. retail sales data. However, comments from President Donald Trump...

Politics

Donald Trump loves that Melania Trump agrees with him about the prenup

The marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump is possibly one of the most followed subjects in the media today. Since Mr. Trump is known for being a wealthy man, many might be wondering...

Prototype of a nuclear missile that Vladimir Putin bragged about allegedly failed

This month marks the 20-year milestone of Russian President Vladimir Putins political career. However, it has been marred with a series of pro-democracy protests in Moscow as well as the death of five scientists from a...

To restore trust in government, we need to reinvent how the public service works

Around the world, the most informed and effective public servants are changing the way they develop policy and services. Australian public servants are eager to do the same, but their leaders are not supporting them to do...

Why we can't just blame rising inequality for the growth of populism around the world

The idea is now commonplace that income inequality is inexorably on the rise. The US experience in particular has become central to a new grand narrative prominent in public debate and taken to apply across rich countries:...

Russian protests highlight how authorities crackdown on activists – by targeting their families

When Dmitri Prokazov and his wife Olga Prokazov recently found themselves caught up in an unsanctioned demonstration in Moscow, while out with their one-year-old son, they didnt expect it to end with prosecutors...

Science

Cryptic genetic variation: the hidden changes in your DNA that could produce new diseases

Rarely has our environment changed so quickly. On top of climate change, were exposing ourselves to air pollutants, microplastics and unprecedented levels of fat, salt and sugar in our food. Environmental change is one...

Lab studies suggest medicinal plants can help repair human bone and tissue

Theres been a rise in recent years of biomedical engineering techniques that can restore lost tissue and bone. If youve been in a car crash, for instance, there are ways to restore or repair the lost body part or damaged...

Environmental destruction is a war crime, but it's almost impossible to fall foul of the laws

An open letter from 24 scientists published in Nature last month calls on governments to draft a new Geneva Convention dedicated to protecting the environment during armed conflict. This inspired a number of headlines...

HIV/AIDS deaths drop despite lack of complete cure

The HIV and AIDS epidemic has been a global challenge for decades. Unfortunately, a complete cure that would kill HIV and AIDS from a patients body is still unavailable. But that does not mean there is no other way to...

Donald Trump’s cancer cure promise still needs proof

Scientists around the world have reported strides in developing more advanced treatments for cancer while the complete cure is still unavailable. Illnesses like cancer are some of the major concerns for many households,...

Technology

Developers promise the series will not end in ‘Borderlands 3’

Borderlands 3 will be released in less than a month and fans of the series are looking forward to it, especially for its new co-op gameplay. On the other hand, some gamers are wondering whether it is going to be the...

South Korea’s generous incentives might boost Tesla Model 3’s sales

Tesla has become a household name in North America, especially in the United States, where more and more consumers are choosing to get electric vehicles that can drive itself. This year, the company is seeing major...

The Last of Us Part 2 release date: Sequel to be featured in next State of Play in November, leaker claims

As Sony and Naughty Dog maintains their silence about The Last of Us Part 2, the rumor mill has done the opposite. The latest whispers making its round on the web claim that the sequel will not be releasing in February as...

Developers are still mum on 'The Sims 5' development 5 years since 'TS4' launch

EA and Maxis have been silent about the future of the The Sims franchise. So it is understandable if some gaming fans are a little worried that they might not see The Sims 5 happen. However, there are various reasons ...

‘Final Fantasy 8: Remaster’ release date: Physical edition surfaces after online retailer made it available for pre-order

Final Fantasy 8: Remaster will be coming out a few months from now and hardcore fans of the franchise and new blood alike are expected to dip their hands on the title. The game has plenty of rollercoaster moments...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

July 2 15:00 UTC Released

DKCurrency Reserves

Actual

449.6 Stale

Forecast

Previous

451.7 Stale

July 2 13:45 UTC Released

USISM NY Biz Conditions

Actual

50 %

Forecast

Previous

48.6 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 813763813763m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 813763813763m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 825583825583m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 813763813763m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 825583825583m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 813763813763m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 813763813763m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 813763813763m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.