Accounting

Academics Say Quant Analysis Can Detect Financial Irregularities

In the Media | July 9, 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

In the Media | 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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The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat

In the Media | 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

In the Media | 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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Costly Data Go Untapped

In the Media | January 22, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal.com

The CFO Report covers research by CEASA’s Prof. Harris and Suzanne Morsfield that finds investor interest in XBRL data is at risk.

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Apple's cash creates dangerous temptation

In the Media | February 24, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch

The article cites a study by Prof. Nissim and Vice Dean Ziv on dividend changes and future profitability, in light of Apple’s decision not to declare a dividend.

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Report Criticizes Handling of Credit Unions’ Failures

In the Media | January 5, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Jones discusses the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on credit unions.

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Scrap This, Bolster That: Seeking Really Fair Value

In the Media | February 16, 2009 | Barron's

Prof. Trevor Harris weighs in on the rules governing how banks value securities.

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The Pain of No Spending

In the Media | October 16, 2008 | NPR's Planet Money

Prof. Partha Mohanram explains how leverage looks on a balance sheet.

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Paying For A Pulse

In the Media | October 15, 2008 | Forbes.com

In this op-ed, Prof. Sudhakar V. Balachandran takes a critical look at executive compensation.

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