Michigan Ross accounting faculty show how the language of business informs the market and policy.

Accounting is the language of business. The Michigan Ross accounting faculty goes beyond the numbers to show you how this language informs the market, decision-makers, and policy. You will learn in the birthplace of modern accounting research, where faculty members tackle the latest issues in the field with a collaborative yet rigorous approach.

The traditional lines between accounting, finance, and management are dissolving, and technology is changing at a rapid pace. The accounting faculty at Michigan Ross keeps you ahead of the game through expert teaching and cutting-edge research.

Reuven Lehavy, Chair
rlehavy@umich.edu  

Jackie Riecks, Faculty Support Administrator
jriecks@umich.edu

Accounting Faculty Directory

Chair: REUVEN LEHAVY

Professor Lehavy's research interests include the usefulness of financial analysts' price targets, stock recommendations and earnings forecasts; firms' use of accounting report discretion (earnings management); and the interaction between analysts' earnings forecasts targets and firms' reporting choices.

Accounting PhD Program

The Ross PhD Program in accounting has consistently trained and developed cutting-edge accounting scholars who have pursued influential academic careers at leading research-oriented universities.

Our goal is to uphold this rich tradition.

A major strength of the program is the close interaction between faculty and students. Student offices are co-located with faculty offices, a rarity in most business schools. The Paton Fund offers generous research assistantships for PhD students, reinforcing the program’s commitment to research excellence.

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Accounting Courses

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Publications & Awards

Performance Aggregation and Decentralized Contracting

Authors
Feltham, G., Hofmann, C., Indjejikian, R.
Published Date
2016

Source

The Accounting Review
Volume: 
91
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
99-117

Earnings Targets and Annual Bonus Incentives

Authors
Raffi Indjejikian, M. Matejka, K. Merchant, W. Van der Steed
Published Date
7/2014

Source

The Accounting Review
Volume: 
89
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1227-1258

Target Ratcheting and Incentives: Theory, Evidence and New Opportunities

Authors
Raffi J. Indjejikian, Michal Matejka, Jason D. Schloetzer
Published Date
07/2014

Source

The Accounting Review
Volume: 
89
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1259-1267

Knowledge, Compensation and Firm Value: An Empirical Analysis

Authors
Mike Minnis, Feng Li, Venky Nagar, Madhav Rajan
Published Date
8/2014

Source

Journal of Accounting & Economics
Volume: 
58
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
96-116

Dissecting Earnings Recognition Timeliness

Authors
Ryan Ball
Published Date
2013

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
1099-1132

Pages

Cathy Shakespeare

Grant
Informing the IASB Standard Setting Process
Awarded by
IAAER KPMG
Date Received
02/2015

Lindsey Gallo

Award
Best Dissertation Award
Awarded by
American Accounting Association - Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
Date Received
5/2015

Anna Costello

Award
Sloan Teacher of the Year
Awarded by
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date Received
2015

Greg Miller

Award
Distinguished Visiting Scholar - Stanford GSB
Awarded by
Stanford University
Date Received
2016

PATON CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING

The Paton Center is your resource for theoretical and applied research in accounting.

MASTER OF ACCOUNTING

The Ross Master of Accounting Program delivers the tools and cross-functional expertise you need to multiply your career options.

MICHIGAN ROSS WORKING PAPERS

Search for and view working papers from Michigan Ross faculty.

KAPNICK ACCOUNTING SEMINAR SERIES

These workshops are sponsored by the Harvey Kapnick Workshop Series  provided by Mr. Harvey Kapnick; MBA 1948, and the Kapnick Foundation in 1997.