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  • 2017 Honorary Paton Fellow Awardees Selected

    Gregory Jonas, who served for 23 years at Arthur Andersen, and Robert Anthony, long associated with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, will be recognized as honorees during the Paton Fellow Induction Ceremony to be held March 30, 2017 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business building.

  • 2016 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Recipients

    Assistant Professor of Accounting Christopher Williams and three associates were named recipients of the 2016 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA). Williams, along with Mary Barth of Stanford University and Wayne Landsman and Mark Lang of the University of North Carolina, were honored for their paper comparing IFRS-based and US GAAP-based accounting amounts, which appeared in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Accounting Economics.

  • Four Things Everyone -- Yes, Even You -- Should know About Accounting

    Accounting is more than numbers and spreadsheets. It's the language of business and you'll have a lot more success if you know a few basics. Michigan Ross Professor Cathy Shakespeare shows you four simple things everyone in business should know about accounting -- no matter what field you're in.

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Each year Michigan Accounting hosts conferences, seminars and events in support of accounting excellence in research and teaching.

  • Accounting Kapnick Spring Conference
    THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 12-13, 2018
    Ross School of Business Colloquium.
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    In its fourth year, the annual Accounting Kapnick Spring Conference brings together top academics to share their current research on various accounting topics with Ross faculty and students. This year the conference is proud to have five distinguished professors of accounting present their current research.

     

    Ryan Ball
    University of Michigan 

    Professor Ball’s primary research interest focuses on understanding how high-frequency economic activities affect and are affected by low-frequency accounting information using a mixed data sampling (MIDAS) framework. He has applied this framework to a number of research topics including shareholder taxation, earnings recognition timeliness, real-time forecasts of corporate earnings, aspirational peer-firm relative performance evaluation, and aggregate earnings as a macroeconomic leading indicator. His additional research focuses on the debt-contracting role of accounting information.  His studies have been published in Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Accounting Research. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

     

    Ilia Dichev
    Emory University 

    Professor Dichev studies the role of accounting information in capital markets. His areas of expertise are market efficiency, dollar-weighted returns, earnings quality and earnings management. He has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, and American Economic Review.  He is the recipient of several awards for his research, including the Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award (twice), and the Distinguished Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Washington.

     

    Paul Fischer
    Wharton, University of Pennsylvania 

    Professor Fischer research spans two areas of interest: the acquisition and dissemination of information in capital markets, and the design of incentive systems within and between firms. His capital market research has considered the impact of accounting disclosures on security prices, manager disclosure behavior, investor information gathering strategies, and the economic determinants and consequences of heuristic behaviors. His research on the design of incentive systems has examined the roles played by insider trading restrictions, risk management activities, peer evaluation systems, monitoring systems, and social norms. His research has appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Finance, and The American Economic Review. He has served as a special editor for The Accounting Review and is currently serving as the managing editor at the Review of Accounting Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Rochester.

     

    Paul Hribar
    University of Iowa 

    Professor Hribar’s has expertise in measurement of earnings management using empirical models, accounting-based anomalies, and predicting stock returns using accounting data. He has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review, Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, The Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Financial Economics. He serves as an editor for Contemporary Accounting Research and as an associate editor for Management Science. He also serves or has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from The University of Iowa.

     

    Sarah McVay
    University of Washington 

    Professor McVay research interests focus on earnings quality, internal controls, and managerial ability. Her research has appeared in the Accounting Horizons, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, and Review of Accounting Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Michigan.

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