Caught cheating: When sin taxes forge unforeseen fallout

From sugar to cigarettes, raising taxes on certain products is intended to discourage unhealthy or undesirable behaviors. These taxes — called sin taxes — may be effective in reducing the use of those products, but is that the only consequence?

Employee performance: Sharing it may boost motivation

According to research conducted by Associate Professor of Accountancy Pablo Casas-Arce, the words, “You can do better,” affects employees.

Master of accountancy student overcomes adversity with persistence and assistance

John Irish (BS Accountancy ’20) received help from his father and faculty. Now he’s on the verge of graduating with his Master of Accountancy and beginning the job of his dreams at Deloitte.

Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) provides investor value after all

For investors, how important are mandated internal control audits? Assistant Professor of Accountancy Phillip Lamoreaux and his co-authors are the first to investigate this in a new study.

Why are analysts almost always wrong about Apple?

Even though the financial professionals have access to the most advanced and costly algorithms and predictive models, their forecasts are usually off, and research shows why.

Beyond bonuses: A simple business tool to further long-term goals

Is there anything companies can do to overcome the short-term bias inherent in incentive pay? Yes, there's more than one way says Assistant Professor of Accountancy Pablo Casas-Arce.

Manpreet Singh: Supporting the entrepreneurial dream one transaction at a time

From New Delhi to Mesa, Arizona, from his father's garment import shop to a multibillion-dollar Wall Street hedge fund, the W. P. Carey alumnus has always moved easily between different worlds. The 42-year-old finds himself back on the Sun Devil 100 list for the second year running.

Year-end slacker or year-round performer? Adding peers to evaluation mix makes a difference

To help organizations turn potential year-end slackers into year-round performers, Professor of Accountancy Michal Matejka and Associate Professor of Accountancy Pablo Casas-Arce conducted new research that offers guidance on how to more effectively evaluate managers’ past performance and set tar

Under attack: how companies respond when hedge funds push for change

Until now, there has been little information about how firms respond to hedge fund challenges and demands for change. A new paper by Associate Professor of Accounting Yinghua Li and her co-authors shows company managers don’t sit idly by when their performance is attacked.

The dark side of analyst coverage: firms pressured to meet forecasts

New research by Associate Professor of Accountancy Shawn Huang and co-authors shows that greater coverage puts pressure on company managers to manipulate quarterly earnings.