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The Accounting group prides itself on being one of the top research groups in the country, with strengths in both financial and managerial accounting. Ross accounting faculty have won the American Accounting Association's Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature prize on numerous occasions, and also contribute to top journals in the field including: The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Finance.

On the financial side, faculty research spans all areas of empirical financial accounting research, including research on capital markets, corporate financial reporting and corporate disclosure, as well as related topics in investments and corporate finance. Specific topics include accounting-based valuation, quality of earnings (including the use of accruals-based investment strategies), growth- and value-based investment strategies, corporate disclosure practices, the interaction between tax and financial reporting, earnings management research, security analysts' earnings forecasts and stock recommendations, pro-forma reporting and market efficiency.

On the managerial side, faculty research interests include accounting-based performance measurement systems and firm performance, the incentive effects of "risky" executive compensation, compensation systems more generally, reward systems in hierarchical organizations, and accounting and environmental issues.

The Accounting group's research activities are generously supported by the Paton Accounting Center, as well as by the Ross School of Business.

    Accounting Faculty Profiles
    Kapnick Accounting Workshops
    Ross Working Papers