Daniel Aobdia, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Accounting Information and Management Department at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he most recently taught the core financial accounting course to MBA students. He was also, between September 2014 and September 2016, a senior economic research fellow in the Center for Economic Analysis at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Aobdia's research interests span empirical accounting and economics. His primary focus is using auditing as a setting to answer broad economic questions, such as the impact of regulation, the role of information spillovers, and the influence of labor and non-labor inputs in organizations, including the role of high-skilled immigration, culture and tools. Another focus is studying the effects of disclosure on the functioning of capital and product markets.
Earlier in his career, Aobdia 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. He received a B.S. from the Ecole Polytechnique in France, an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA and Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Auditing, Disclosure, Regulation, Labor Inputs, Immigration, Culture, Information Spillovers
Financial Accounting, Financial Statements Analysis