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Academics Say Quant Analysis Can Detect Financial Irregularities

Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Value Walk

Prof. Dan Amiram’s research finds that Benford’s Law can be used to detect financial reporting irregularities.

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Fair-Value Accounting’s Role in Financial Crisis Scrutinized

Media Mentions | June 30, 2014 | Accounting Today

Prof. Urooj Khan’s research finds that fair value accounting was unfairly blamed for the 2008–2009 financial crisis, but recognizes that some investors reacted positively to news that rules would be relaxed in response to the crisis.

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New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis

Press Release | June 30, 2014

Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis

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The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Forbes

Prof. Dan Amiram’s research shows that public companies whose financial statements are significantly out of compliance with Benford’s Law are more likely to be caught by the SEC for accounting irregularities.

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Harder to Recognize

Media Mentions | April 28, 2014 | CFO Magazine

Robert Herz, Executive-in-Residence, says that while heavy compliance burdens loom in the near future, the ease of working in a “globally converged revenue–recognition regime” will make these challenges worth the trouble for companies later on.

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School Mourns Professor Emeritus Gerald Brady

School News | April 25, 2014

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership | Read Article

One Step Backward for Corporate Accountability

Media Mentions | April 24, 2014 | Fortune

Ethan Rouen, Ph.D. candidate ’17, argues for a more efficient, accessible, and user–friendly implementation of XBRL, the system that public companies use to file and release their earnings to the investing public.

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School Mourns Professor Nahum Melumad

School News | January 17, 2014

Nahum Melumad, the James L. Dohr Professor of Accounting and Business Law and a faculty member in the School’s Accounting Division for more than 20 years, died on January 15.

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Faculty Members Recognized for Core Course Teaching

School News | October 11, 2013

Two Columbia Business School faculty members have been recognized with Dean’s Prizes for Teaching Excellence in a core course for 2013.

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SEC–Mandated XBRL Data at Risk of Being Irrelevant to Investors and Analysts

Press Release | January 22, 2013

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