Accounting Faculty

Padmakumar Sivadasan
Assistant Professor

Office location: GW 1 - Room 505
Phone: 2177221589

Padmakumar (Paddy) Sivadasan received his PhD in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds an MS in accounting from the University of North Texas. His current research interests include empirical archival research in audit markets, corporate governance, and corporate taxation. While he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in auditing at Tulane, he has taught courses in auditing and financial accounting at the University of Illinois. Prior to his academic career, Paddy worked for the Indian Revenue Service where he conducted tax audits of individuals and corporations and led investigations into potential cases of tax evasion.


Selected Publications

Doogar R., P. Sivadasan, and I. Solomon. 2015. Audit Fee Residuals: Costs or Rents? Review of Accounting Studies 20(4): 1247-1286.

Doogar R., S. P. Rowe, and P. Sivadasan. 2015. Asleep at the Wheel (Again)? Bank Audits During the Lead-up to the Financial Crisis. Contemporary Accounting Research 32(1): 358-391.

Doogar R., P. Sivadasan, and I. Solomon. 2010. The Regulation of Public Company Auditing: Evidence from the Transition to AS5 Journal of Accounting Research 48(4): 795-814.

Courses Taught

ACCN7170: Advanced Auditing

ACCN7110: Auditing