The following is a sampling of Dissertation Topics and Initial Job Placements from Accounting Department PhD alumni:
Dora Althschuler: "Empirical Studies on Managements’ Voluntary Disclosures of Earnings and Cash Flows,” Loyola University, Chicago 2009
Ramanan Natarajan: "Essays on Disclosure and Corporate Governance," University of California, Davis, 2007
Ewa Sletten: "Essays on Discretionary Disclosure," MIT, 2007
Anne Beyer: “Essays on Earnings Forecasts, Earnings Management and Capital Market Prices," Stanford University, 2006
Aiyesha Dey: “Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Credibility," University of Chicago, 2005
Peter Hostak: “Measures of Risk in Performance Pricing-Based Debt Contracts and Firms’ Reporting,” University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, 2005
George Yong Yang: “Why Insiders in Some Firms Are More Inside than Those in Others? Cross-Sectional Determinants and effects of Insider Purchase Profitability,” Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005
Daniel Cohen: “Quality of Financial Reporting Choice: Determinants and Economic Consequences,” University of Southern California, 2004
Xiaohui Liu: “Analysts’ Response to Earnings Management,” University of Texas-Dallas, 2004
Emre Karaoglu: “Regulatory Capital and Earnings Management in Banks: The Case of Loan Sales and Securitizations,” University of Toronto, 2002
Ole-kristian Hope: “A Study of International Variations in the Financial Reporting Environment, Disclosure Practices and Analysts’ Forecasts,” University of Toronto, 2001
Stephen Brown: “The Impact of Pension Assumptions on Firm Valuation,” Emory University, 2001
Tom Fields: “Essays on Debt Covenants,” Harvard University, 2001
Bjorn Jorgensen: “Essays on Accounting, Capital Structure, and Risk Management,” Harvard University, 1999
Kin Lo: “Economic Consequences of Changes in Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules,” University of British Columbia, 1999
Reuven Lehavy: “Reliability of Fresh Start Financial Statements and the Association Between Firms’ Values and Accounting Numbers after Adoption of Fresh Start Reporting,” University of California-Berkeley, 1997