Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business Receives Two Prestigious Research Awards

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John Elliott, Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and Irwin and Arlene Ettinger Professor of Accountancy at Baruch, has been named recipient of the American Accounting Association’s 2004 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the 2004 Wildman Medal Award by the American Accounting Association, the premier professional association in the field.

Both awards are for his paper entitled “Evidence from Auditors About Managers' and Auditors' Earnings-Management Decisions,” published in The Accounting Review (Supplement 2002), and examining 515 examples of aggressive accounting encountered by practicing auditors and identifies factors that determine when and how management attempts aggressive accounting and whether auditors require correction of aggressive accounting tactics. Dean Elliott shares the honors with his research partners and co-authors Mark W. Nelson of Cornell University, and Robin L. Tarpley of George Washington University.

In order for a work to be eligible for these prizes, it must have been published within the five calendar years preceding the award. Appointed members of the AAA select awardees for the Wildman Medal, while a mixed body of AAA and AICPA members select the winners of the Notable Contributions award.