Awards and Recognition
Chookaszian Accounting Research Center faculty have been recognized for their contributions to study and society by some of the most respected institutions in their fields.
Ray Ball, Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting
- Awarded the 2019 Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation by the University of Pennsylvania’s Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center. Recognized for his article "An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers," published in the Journal of Accounting Research in 1968, his research revolutionized the understanding of the impact of corporate disclosure on share prices, and of earnings releases in particular; it laid the foundation for much of the modern accounting literature.
- 2014 AAA FARS Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding thought leadership in financial accounting research over the course of his career.
- 1986 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for "An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers" with Philip Brown.
Philip G. Berger, Wallman Family Professor of Accounting and editor, Journal of Accounting Research.
- New York Times article, "After Buffett, Should Berkshire Hathaway Be Broken Up?" cites a research paper of his.
John Gallemore, Associate Professor of Accounting and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar
- 2019 Emory Williams Award (the Chicago Booth MBA teaching award)
- One of Poets and Quants’ 2019 Top 40 Professors Under 40.
Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting
- 2018 Highly Cited Researcher Award, Thomson Reuters
- 2016 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award for “Mandatory IFRS Reporting Around the World: Early Evidence on the Economic Consequences” Journal of Accounting Research, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp. 1085-1142, December 2008. This is awarded by the American Accounting Association (AAA).
- 2016 Best Paper Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of the American Accounting Association (AAA) for “Adopting a Label: Heterogeneity in the Economic Consequences around IAS/IFRS Adoptions” Journal of Accounting Research, 2013.
- Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Award, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011.
- Highly Cited Researcher Award from Thomson Reuters, 2016, 2015, 2014.
- 2014 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award for the paper “Earnings Management and Investor Protection: An International Comparison.” Professor Leuz shares this award with his co-authors, Dhananjay Nanda and Peter D. Wysocki.
- European Corporate Governance Institute fellow (ECGI), 2014.
- Humboldt Research Award (Forschungspreis), 2012.
Michael Minnis, Assistant professor of accounting
- His paper was a finalist for the 2014 Financial Accounting Reporting Section Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award.
Maximilian Muhn, Assistant Professor of Accounting
- WRDS Best Conference Paper Award June 2018 (EFMA, Milan 2018 for ‘Swiss Franc Shock’ paper)
Douglas J. Skinner, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting and executive director of ARC
- FARS 2020 Best Paper Award: Run EDGAR Run: SEC Dissemination in a High-Frequency World, Jonathan Rogers, Doug Skinner and Sarah Zechman, Journal of Accounting Research, 2017
- The University of Chicago’s 2013 Emory Williams Award, recognizing demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Rimmy Tomy, Associate Professor of Accounting
- The Bureau Van Dijk Best Paper Award in Banking
- Best Paper in Corporate Finance, SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific 2018
The above faculty have received awards and recognition from organizations around the world.
Ernest R. Wish Faculty Awards and PhD Fellowships
Ernest R. Wish, ’71 (XP-29), is a donor to the accounting group at Chicago Booth and founder and fundraiser for the Ernest R. Wish Fund that bears his name. Monetary awards are given for best paper to nontenured accounting faculty every other year. The fund also provides periodic awards to PhD students in accounting.
2022: Anastasia Zakolyukina, “How Common Are Intentional GAAP Violations? Estimates from a Dynamic Model”
2017: Hans Christensen and Mark Maffett, "The Real Effects of Mandated Information on Social Responsibility in Financial Reports: Evidence from Mine-Safety Records"
2013: Sarah L.C. Zechman, “Executive Overconfidence and the Slippery Slope to Financial Misreporting”
2013: Hans B. Christensen and Valeri V. Nikolaev, “Capital Versus Performance Covenants in Debt Contracts”
2011: Regina Wittenberg Moerman, “The Impact of Financial Reporting Quality on Debt Contracting: Evidence from Internal Control Weakness Reports”
2009: Jonathan L. Rogers, “Disclosure Quality and Management Trading Incentives”
2005: Haresh Sapra, “Do Mandatory Hedge Disclosures Discourage or Encourage Excessive Speculation?”
2003: Daniel Bens and M.H. Franco Wong, “Employee Stock Options, EPS Dilution, and Stock Repurchases”
2002: Darren T. Roulstone, “The Relation between Insider-Trading Restrictions and Executive Compensation”
2001: Joseph D. Piotroski, “Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers” (PDF)