Daniel Aobdia
Daniel Aobdia

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION & MANAGEMENT
Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management

Print Overview

Daniel Aobdia is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Information and Management department. Professor Aobdia’s research interests span empirical accounting and economics. His primary focus is studying the effects of disclosure on the functioning of capital and product markets. Another focus is studying the importance of labor inputs in the corporate environment. Topics currently pursued include auditing, information spillovers, the role of high skilled immigration and labor unions, and market reactions to earnings announcements.

Daniel teaches the core financial accounting course to the MBA and MMM students. He received his PhD and MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management; his MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and his Diplome d'Ingenieur (BS) in Mathematics and Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique in France. Prior to his PhD studies, Daniel worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley in Los Angeles and at a boutique strategy consulting firm, Mars and Company in Tokyo, Japan.



Areas of Expertise
Auditing
Financial Accounting
Financial Disclosure/Statements
Mergers and Acquisitions

Print Vita
Education
Ph.D, 2012, Management (Accounting), Anderson School of Management, UCLA
M.B.A., 2008, Management, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
M.S. (Diplôme d’ingénieur), 2002, Engineering, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
M.S., 2002, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
B.S. (Diplôme d’ingénieur), 1999, Math and Physics, Ecole Polytechnique

Academic Positions
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Economic Analysis, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), 2014-present
Assistant Professor, Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2012-present
Teaching Assistant: Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA program, 2007-2012

Other Professional Experience
Associate, Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, 2008-2009
Summer Associate, Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, 2007-2007
Strategy Consultant, Mars and Company (a spinoff of BCG), 2002-2006
Project Manager, L’Oréal Japan, 2000-2001

Grants and Awards
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship
UCLA Fellowship, UCLA Anderson Fellowship for Doctoral Studies and Summer Doctoral Fellows Program, 2009-2011
LH Penney Accounting Award: in recognition of accounting academic excellence, awarded to one MBA student at UCLA Anderson each year, 2008
Carter Award:granted to the top 2% of the MBA class at UCLA Anderson, 2008
Weston Award, in recognition of finance academic excellence during the MBA program at UCLA Anderson, 2008
President of the Investment Finance Club at UCLA Anderson, 2007-2008
UCLA Anderson Student Investment Fund Fellow, 2007-2008
Exceptional International Student Fellowship, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2007
Faculty Scholar, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2007
UCLA Anderson Fellowship, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2006

Editorial Positions
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2012

Print Research
Research Interests
Disclosure, Market efficiency, Auditing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Articles
Aobdia, Daniel, Judson Caskey and N Bugra Ozel. Forthcoming. Inter-Industry Network Structure, Information Transfer, and the Cross-Predictability of Earnings and Stock Returns. Review of Accounting Studies.
Working Papers
Srivastava, Anup, Daniel Aobdia and Erqiu Wang. The Role of Immigration in Large Public Accounting Firms.
Aobdia, Daniel and Lin Cheng. Unionization, Product Market Competition and Strategic Disclosure.
Aobdia, Daniel and Judson Caskey. Underwater shares and benchmark beating.
Aobdia, Daniel and Reining Petacchi. Capital Market Consequences of Individual Audit Partners.
Aobdia, Daniel. Non-Compete Agreements and Company Disclosure.
Aobdia, Daniel. Proprietary Information Spillovers and Supplier Choice: Evidence from Auditors.
Aobdia, Daniel, David Aboody and Jack Hughes. Seasonality in Market Reactions to Quarterly Earnings Announcements.
Aobdia, Daniel and Judson Caskey. Investor Cost Basis and Takeover Bids.

 
Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Accounting For Decision Making (ACCT-430-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Accounting.

This course acquaints students with the process used to construct and understand the financial reports of organizations. The objective is to understand the decisions that must be made in the financial reporting process and to develop the ability to evaluate and use accounting data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the breadth of accounting measurement practices and on being able to make the adjustments necessary for careful analysis. The course highlights the linkages between accounting information and management planning, and decision making and control.

MMM Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-440-0)
This course acquaints MMM students with the process used to construct and understand the financial reports of organizations. The objective is to understand the decisions that must be made in the financial reporting process and to develop the ability to evaluate and use accounting data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the breadth of accounting measurement practices and on being able to make the adjustments necessary for careful analysis. The course highlights the linkages between accounting information and management planning, and decision making and control.