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James Sinclair

James Sinclair

  • Senior Lecturer

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consulting
  • Asset Management
  • Investments
  • Valuation


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


James Sinclair, Ph.D. is an award-winning Senior Lecturer of Accounting in the Dyson School in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. He has previously served on the faculty at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on information economics, behavioral finance, capital markets, and valuation. Dr. Sinclair has developed and taught courses on both managerial and financial accounting, including such courses as Applied Earning Trading Strategies, Accounting-Based Valuation, and Information-Based Investment Strategies. Dr. Sinclair has been a guest speaker at the White House and at the Department of Homeland Security. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife, Tricia, and two boys, Patrick (8) and Brian (4).

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5530 - Accounting and Financial Decision Making
  • AEM 3355 - Applied Accounting: Finding Value Beyond Fundamentals
  • AEM 2210 - Financial Accounting
  • AEM 2225 - Financial Accounting For Dyson Majors
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 6990 - M.P.S. Research
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research
  • AEM 4940 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • BS Pennsylvania State University, 2006