On August 6, 2013, the American Accounting Association (AAA) honored Dr. James A. Ohlson, adjunct professor of accounting at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), for his lasting contributions to accounting research with the Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award. The award, given only once every three or more years, is considered to be one of the highest honors in academic accounting research.
The Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is given to outstanding individuals in recognition of original work published more than 15 years prior that has fundamentally contributed to future research. Dr. Ohlson is only one of a few academics to receive this award since its inception in 1986. In addition, the AAA will recognize Dr. Ohlson’s achievements in the Fall 2013 issue of Accounting Education News.
Dr. Ohlson is a visiting professor of accounting at CKGSB and a professor of accounting at the New York University Stern School of Business. His research has been featured in peer-reviewed publications such as Review of Accounting Studies; Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Contemporary Accounting Research; and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He has also served as an editorial board member for the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Review of Accounting Studies and The British Accounting Review.
Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Ohlson was the W. P. Carey Chair in Accountancy at Arizona State University. He also previously taught at Columbia University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ohlson received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of research include financial accounting theory, financial statement analysis, equity valuation and capital market theory.
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