Daniel Aobdia
Daniel Aobdia

Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management

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Daniel Aobdia is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Information and Management department. His 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 market efficiency issues. Topics currently pursued include information spillovers, auditing, pricing anomalies, mergers and acquisitions, market reactions to earnings announcements and security analysts’ forecasts and recommendations.

Daniel teaches the core financial accounting course. 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 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
Financial Accounting
Financial Disclosure/Statements
Mergers and Acquisitions
Print Vita
Ph.D, 2012, Management (Accounting), Anderson School of Management, UCLA
M.B.A., 2008, Management, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
M.S., 2002, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
M.S. (Diplôme d’ingénieur), 2002, Engineering, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
B.S. (Diplôme d’ingénieur), 1999, Math and Physics, Ecole Polytechnique

Academic Positions
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 Anderson Fellowship, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2006
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

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

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, AnupDaniel Aobdia and Erqiu Wang. 2014. The Role of Immigration in Large Public Accounting Firms.
Aobdia, Daniel, David Aboody and Jack Hughes. 2012. Seasonality in Market Reactions to Quarterly Earnings Announcements.
Aobdia, Daniel. 2014. Non-Compete Agreements and Company Disclosure.
Aobdia, Daniel and Judson Caskey. 2012. Investor Cost Basis and Takeover Bids.
Aobdia, Daniel. 2014. Proprietary Information Spillovers and Supplier Choice: Evidence from Auditors.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting, Financial Statements Analysis

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.