Lakewood Ranch, FL - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Dan Amiram, Zahn Bozanic, and Ethan Rouen as recipients of the 2017 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award for their paper, “Financial Statement Errors: Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers” published in the December 2015 issue of the Review of Accounting Studies. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, will be presented to each recipient in the form of a medal and monetary prize at the Tuesday plenary on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Dan Amiram is the Philip H. Geier Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and a visiting Associate Professor of Business at the Coller School of Management at Tel-Aviv University. Professor Amiram’s research focuses on the effects and consequences of frictions created by information asymmetry, taxation and business law on debt and equity markets around the world. He has conducted research in the areas of debt contracting, international taxation, foreign investments, financial distress and financial reporting fraud and misconduct that was published in top finance and accounting journals. Professor Amiram’s research provides evidence that information, taxation and business law play a significant role in investors' decision-making processes and shape the design of contracts and the financial system. Professor Amiram has received awards for both research and teaching. He is frequently asked by governmental organizations, corporations, financial institutions and the media (including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes) to advice as an expert on various issues. Professor Amiram has vast experience in the corporate world. He served and currently serves on the board of directors, including as chairman of the audit committee, of various public and private corporations. He worked as part of the controller’s team for a multinational corporation, and for PwC as a senior auditor.
Zahn Bozanic is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at The Ohio State University. He earned his doctorate in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, holds an MA degree from the University of Michigan, and holds a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate disclosure, debt contracting, information intermediaries, and regulation. Professor Bozanic’s research has been published by outlets such as the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. His fraud-related research on corporate disclosure has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CFO.com and has been put into practice by commercial data vendors such as Audit Analytics and Bloomberg. Professor Bozanic teaches Financial Statement Analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. When not in the classroom or working on research, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.
Ethan Rouen is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting and Management Unit at Harvard Business School. His primary research interests are in the areas of disclosure and the role that rank-and-file employees play in shaping firm behavior. He has received numerous awards and grants to support his research, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship and the Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. Professor Rouen received his PhD in accounting, MBA, and MS in journalism from Columbia University, and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award was founded in 1978 to commemorate John Wildman and to encourage research relevant to the professional practice of accounting to which much of Mr. Wildman's life was devoted. More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/About/Directories/2016-2017-AAA-Committees-Task-Forces/Award-Committees/Deloitte-Wildman-Award-Committee/Award-Criteria. For 2017, the AAA and the Deloitte Foundation are honored to be able to bestow this award to Dan Amiram, Zahn Bozanic, and Ethan Rouen.
This press release was published by the American Accounting Association.