Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I am an assistant professor at UC Berkeley (since 2011).
My research work is in interdisciplinary capital markets, focusing on
the links between accounting information, Macroeconomics (e.g., inflation; GDP), and Valuation (e.g., cost of
capital; financial statement analysis; asset
Specifically, I help develop a new area called Macro-Accounting, focusing on applicability to real-life problems and investigating both directions of this area (macro-to-micro, e.g., how inflation informs accounting results of
individual firms; and micro-to-macro, e.g., how earnings of individual
firms inform macro activity).
the past five decades, there has been an explosion of research in
accounting, finance, and economics adopting an informational perspective
to accounting numbers—e.g., how firm-level accounting information is
related to firm-level stock returns or firm-level bankruptcy
predictions. This explosion was termed The Accounting Revolution (e.g.,
Beaver, “Financial Reporting: An Accounting Revolution,” 1997).
date, however, little is known about the link between accounting
information and the macroeconomy. This ignored link since
the formation of accounting research leaves many open questions with
the potential to advance the accounting field. My research sheds light
on a few of these open questions, serving as a starting point for new works on the
informational role of the relationships between financial reporting, valuation,
and the macroeconomy.
have published my work in top-tier academic and practitioner journals,
and consistently received major awards for research and teaching
excellence, international (2014’s World’s Top 40 Under 40; also featured in P&Q and Fortune), from the
accounting profession (American Accounting Association’s 2014 Best Paper Award), across Berkeley (e.g., Hellman—a most promising assistant
professor), and within Haas (e.g., Schwabacher, Bakar, Cheit, Club
Six—for research and core MBA teaching excellence). My research is of
interest to a wide array of accounting information users, including
researchers and professionals, the U.S. Fed (e.g., Fed’s Chair),
government (e.g., President's CEA), regulators, banks,
investors, analysts, hedge funds, and corporate
managers. Before receiving a PhD from Stanford University, I was a CPA
and Senior Financial Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as a
Senior Investment Expert at the Securities Authority.