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Stern School of Business
New York University
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New York University, Stern School of Business

Assistant Professor of Accounting, (June 2005 - present).

Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting and Economics


For the current academic year (2009-2010):

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting



Ph.D.: Accounting, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, (June 2004).
M.B.A.: Finance, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, (July 1999).
B.A.: Economics and Statistics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, (July 1997).


Research: Financial Reporting and Disclosure; Economics Consequences of Discretionary Accounting Choices; Analyst Forecasts.

Teaching: Introductory Financial Accounting; Intermediate Financial Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis; Security Analysis and Valuation.


Warranty Reserve: Contingent Liability, Information Signal, or Earnings Management Tool? (With M. Darrough, R. Huang, and T. Zach), Forthcoming, The Accounting Review.


The Use of Advertising Activities to Meet Earnings Benchmarks: Evidence from Monthly Data. (With R. Mashruwala and T. Zach), Review of Accounting Studies 15 (4), December 2010.


Accrual-Based and Real Earnings Management Activities around Seasoned Equity Offerings. (With P. Zarowin), Journal of Accounting and Economics 50(1), May 2010: 2-19 (Lead Article).


The ‘Numbers Game’ in the Pre- and Post-Sarbanes Oxley Eras. (With E. Bartov), Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 24(4), Fall 2009: 505-534.


Venture Capital Financing and the Informativeness of Earnings. (With N. Langberg), Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics 16(2), August 2009: 171-190.


Does Information Risk Really Matter? An Analysis of the Determinants and Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting Quality, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics 15 (2), August 2008: 69-90.


Real and Accrual-based Earnings Management in the Pre- and Post-Sarbanes Oxley Periods, (With A. Dey and T. Lys), The Accounting Review, May 2008, 82 (3): 757-787.

Earnings Announcement Premia and the Limits to Arbitrage, (With A. Dey, T. Lys and S. Sunder), Journal of Accounting and Economics, July 2007, 43: 153-180 (Lead Article).

Another Look at GAAP Versus The Street: An Empirical Assessment of Measurement Error Bias, (With R. Hann and M. Ogneva), Review of Accounting Studies, September 2007, 12: 271-303.

Weighing the evidence on the relation between external corporate financing activities, accruals and stock returns, (With T. Lys), Journal of Accounting and Economics, October 2006, 42: 87-105.

A Note on Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts Errors Distribution. (With T. Lys), Journal of Accounting and Economics, December 2003, 36: 147-164.

Substitution between Diesel and Petrol Engines in Private Automobiles: Effects on the Israeli Economy, (With E. Sandrow), Israeli Taxation Quarterly, (April 1998).


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