Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

Previous Award Recipients

2023 Award
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Revisiting the relation between environmental performance and environmental disclosure: An empirical analysis.” 
Peter M. Clarkson, Yue Li, Gordon D. Richardson, and Florin P. Vasvari
Accounting, Organizations and Society, May–July 2008, Volume 33, Issues 4–5, pp: 303–327.


Does it really pay to be green? Determinants and consequences of proactive environmental strategies.
Peter M. Clarkson, Yue Li, Gordon D. Richardson, and Florin P. Vasvari
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, March–April 2011, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp: 122–144.

2022 Award
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Real and Accrual-Based Earnings Management in the Pre-and Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Periods.
Daniel A. Cohen, Aiyesha Dey, and Thomas Z. Lys
The Accounting Review, May 2008, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp. 757–787.

Voluntary Nonfinancial Disclosure and the Cost of Equity Capital: The Initiation of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting.
Dan S. Dhaliwal (1945-2016), Oliver Zhen Li, Albert Tsang, and Yong George Yang
The Accounting Review, January 2011, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp. 59-100.

2021 Award
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"Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Sell-Side Financial Analysts."
Lawrence D. Brown,  Andrew C. Call, Michael B. Clement, and Nathan Y. Sharp
Journal of Accounting Research, March 2015, Volume 53 No. 1, pp. 1-47.

2020 Award
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" Long Run Corporate Tax Avoidance."
Scott D. Dyreng, Michelle Hanlon, and Edward L. Maydew
The Accounting Review, January 2008, Volume 83 No. 1, pp. 61-82.

2019 Award

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"Performance matched discretionary accrual measures." 
S.P. Kothari, Andrew J. Leone, and Charles E. Wasley
Journal of Accounting and Economics, January 2005, Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 163-197

2018 Award

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


"The Information Content of Forward-Looking Statements in Corporate Filings - A Naive Bayesian Machine Learning Approach." 

Feng Li
Journal of Accounting Research, December 2010, Volume 48, No. 5, pp. 1049-1102

2017 Award
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“What’s My Style? The Influence of Top Managers on Voluntary Corporate Financial Disclosure.”
Linda Smith Bamber, John (Xuefeng) Jiang, and Isabel Yanyan Wang The Accounting Review. July 2010, Vol. 85, No. 4. Pp. 1131-1162

2016 Award
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"Mandatory IFRS Reporting Around the World: Early Evidence on the Economic Consequence."
Holger Daske, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Rodrigo S. Verdi 
Journal of Accounting Research. Vol. 46, Issue 5, December 2008, pp. 1085–1142

2015 Award
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"The Quality of Accruals and Earnings: The Role of Accrual Estimation Errors."
Patricia M. Dechow and Ilia D. Dichev
The Accounting Review. March 2002, Vol. 77, No. s-1. Pp. 35-59

2014 Award 
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"Earnings management and investor protection: an international comparison
Christian Leuz, Dhananjay Nanda, and Peter D. Wysocki
Journal of Financial Economics. Volume 69, Issue 3, September 2003, Pages 505-527

2013 Award
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"Earnings Management Through Real Activities Manipulation
Sugata Roychowdhury
Journal of Accounting and Economics. Volume 42, Issue 3 (December 2006)
pp. 335-370

2012 Award
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"The Conservatism Principle and the Asymmetric Timeliness of Earnings"
Sudipta Basu
Journal of Accounting and Economics 1997


2011 Award 
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"Comprehensive Income Reporting and Analysts' Valuation Judgments"
D. Eric Hirst and Patrick E. Hopkins
Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 36, Studies on Enhancing the Financial Reporting Model (1998), pp. 47-75


2010 Award 
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"An empirical analysis of the relation between the board of director composition and financial statement fraud."
by Mark Beasley
The Accounting Review 71 (4): 443-465. 1996

"Causes and consequences of earnings manipulations: An analysis of firms subject to enforcement actions by the SEC."
by Patricia Dechow, Richard Sloan, and Amy Sweeney
Contemporary Accounting Research 13 (1): 1-36. 1996