2018 AAA Awards

As Thought Leaders in Accounting, the AAA is pleased to recognize the contributions our members make to the accounting academic community.

Be sure to congratulate your colleagues as their awards are presented at the Annual Meeting Plenaries and AAA Lunches.

Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award

(To be awarded at the Tuesday AAA Luncheon)

Michael S. Drake, Brigham Young University
Phillip J. Quinn, University of Washington
Jacob R. Thornock, Brigham Young University
Who Uses Financial Statements? A Demographic Analysis of Financial Statement Downloads from EDGAR.” Accounting Horizons, September 2017, Volume 31, No. 3, pp. 55-68.

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Competitive Manuscript Award

(To be awarded at the Wednesday Plenary)

Mario Schabus, The University of Melbourne, “Do Director Networks Help Managers Plan and Forecast Better?”
Benjamin Yost, Boston College, “Locked-in: The Effect of CEOs’ Capital Gains Taxes on Corporate Risk-Taking”

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Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award
(sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation)

(To be awarded at the Tuesday Plenary)

Susan Scholz, The University of Kansas
Financial Restatement Trends in the United States: 2003-2012.” Center for Audit Quality, July 2014 

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Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

(To be awarded at the Wednesday Plenary)

Feng Li, Jiao Tong University
"Annual report readability, current earnings, and earnings persistence." Journal of Accounting and Economics, August 2008, Volume 45, No. 2-3, pp. 221-247

and

"The Information Content of Forward-Looking Statements in Corporate Filings - A Naive Bayesian Machine Learning Approach." Journal of Accounting Research, December 2010, Volume 48, No. 5, pp. 1049-1102.

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Innovation in Accounting Education Award
(sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation)

(To be awarded at the Wednesday Plenary)

Ann Dzuranin, Northern Illinois University
“Data & Analytics in Accounting: Innovation and Impact in Accountancy Education”

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Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

(To be awarded at the Tuesday AAA Luncheon)

Allen D. Blay, Florida State University
M. G. Fennema, Florida State University
Are Accountants Made or Born? An Analysis of Self-Selection into the Accounting Major and Performance in Accounting Courses and on the CPA Exam.” Issues in Accounting Education, August 2017, Volume 32, No. 3, pp. 33-50.

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Lifetime Service Award

(To be awarded at the Wednesday Plenary)

Gary J. Previts, Case Western Reserve University
G. Peter Wilson, Boston College

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Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (sponsored by AICPA)

(To be awarded at the Monday Plenary)

Urooj Khan, Columbia University
Bin Li, The University of Texas at Dallas
Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University
Mohan Venkatachalam, Duke University
Do the FASB's Standards Add Shareholder Value?” Accepted by The Accounting Review, June 2017 as Online Early-Preprint of Accepted Manuscript.
Publishing update: This paper has since been included in the following issue: The Accounting Review, March 2018, Volume 93, No. 2, pp. 209-247.

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Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
(sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation)

(To be awarded at the Tuesday Plenary)

Mahendra R. Gujarathi, Bentley University
Jan R. Williams, The University of Tennessee

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Outstanding Service Award

(To be awarded at the Tuesday AAA Luncheon)

Guido L. Geerts, University of Delaware

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