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Ross L. Watts
Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Chicago (Economics, Finance and Accounting)
Master M.B.A., University of Chicago (Finance)
Bachelor B.Com., University of Newcastle, Australia (First Class Honors, Accounting)
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Research Field
• Relation between Accounting’s Roles in Auditing, Contracting, Firm Governance, Financing, and Financial Reporting
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Education
• Ph.D., University of Chicago (Economics, Finance and Accounting)
• M.B.A., University of Chicago (Finance)
• B.Com., University of Newcastle, Australia (First Class Honors, Accounting)
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Honors
American Accounting Association Seminal Contribution Award (with Jerold L. Zimmerman) August, 2004. American Accounting Association Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, August, 2000. University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Rochester, May, 1996. Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Award for Distinguished Service and Achievement in Accounting (book with Jerold L. Zimmerman), December, 1985. The 1978 and 1979 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Awards for Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature (papers with Jerold L. Zimmerman), August, 1979 and August, 1980, respectively. Beta Gamma Sigma—academic honor fraternity. Dean's Honor List (Chicago). University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Doctoral Fellow, 1966–1967 and 1968–1969. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 1967–1968. Fulbright Travel Grant, 1966. Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1960–1965. Several prizes and first places in Australia in Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia examinations, including first in Final Accounting, 1961-1963.
Experience
Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 1, 2008 – present Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005-2008 William H. Meckling Professor of Business Administration, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, 1998-2005. Rochester Telephone Corporation Professor of Business Administration, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, 1986-1998. Professor, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, 1984–1986. Associate Professor, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, 1978–1984. Assistant Professor, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, 1971–1978. Professor of Commerce, Department of Commerce, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1974–1975. Instructor in Finance and Accounting, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1969–1970. Chartered Accountant, Forsythe & Co., Chartered Accountants, Newcastle, Australia, 1964–1966. Audit Clerk, Forsythe & Co., Chartered Accountants, Newcastle, Australia, 1960–1964.
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