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Ajay Maindiratta

Ajay Maindiratta

Joined Stern 1985

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-78
New York, NY 10012

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Ajay Maindiratta is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He holds a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Professor Maindiratta's research interests include Production analysis and productivity measurement; Cost management, performance evaluation and management control; Information economics and agency theory; and Environmental management accounting.

He was Co-Principal Investigator for "Green Ledgers", a project on Environmental Accounting for Management Decision Support and Control sponsored by World Resources Inc. and several large corporations including Dow Chemical, Novartis, and SC Johnson, and has published in a wide range of journals including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Management Science, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Most recently his research has focused on the origins of and reporting for economies of scope in the multiproduct firm.

Professor Maindiratta teaches Financial & Managerial Accounting and Tax Strategy courses and is active in Executive Education. He was awarded the Ely Kushel award for innovations in teaching, and also was recipient of the NEC Faculty Fellowship and the Heyman Foundation Faculty Fellowship at the Stern School of Business.

Research Interests

  • Production Modeling and Productivity Measurement
  • Design and Implementation of Management Performanc
  • Information Economics and Agency Theory Applicatio
  • Environment Management Accounting

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Control Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • PhD Seminar in Managerial Accounting

Academic Background

Ph.D., Urban & Public Affairs, 1984
Carnegie Mellon

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, 1975
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Areas of Expertise


  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting